Balloon safari

Overview

About Balloon Safari in Tanzania

A balloon safari is a captivating and serene adventure that takes participants high above the landscapes of iconic safari destinations, providing a unique and bird’s-eye perspective of the wilderness. Here’s a detailed description of what to expect during a balloon safari:

Early Morning Arrival

The experience typically begins before sunrise, where participants gather at the launch site for a pre-dawn briefing. The early morning departure ensures calm winds and favorable weather conditions.

Gentle Ascent

As the first light of dawn illuminates the horizon, the hot air balloon gracefully lifts off the ground. The ascent is gentle and smooth, offering a sense of weightlessness as participants rise into the sky.

Aerial Exploration

Once airborne, the balloon drifts over the expansive landscapes below. Participants enjoy breathtaking views of the savannas, rivers, and wildlife, witnessing the African wilderness come alive in the soft morning light.

Silent Wildlife Observation

One of the unique aspects of a balloon safari is the near-silent flight, allowing for unobtrusive wildlife observation. From the vantage point of the balloon basket, participants can spot herds of animals, including elephants, giraffes, and antelopes, going about their natural behaviors.

Expert Guiding

The experienced and knowledgeable pilot, serving as a guide, shares insights about the wildlife, ecosystems, and geographical features visible from the balloon. They navigate the balloon with precision, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey.

Panoramic Views

As the balloon ascends to different altitudes, participants are treated to panoramic views of the landscapes below, stretching out to the horizon. The changing colors of the sky create a magical atmosphere.

Champagne Breakfast

Following the awe-inspiring flight, the balloon descends for a gentle landing. Participants are then welcomed with a traditional champagne breakfast set up in the midst of the wilderness. This celebratory meal provides an opportunity to reflect on the experience and share stories with fellow adventurers.

Exclusive Experience

Balloon safaris are often designed for small groups, offering an intimate and exclusive experience. This allows participants to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty surrounding them.

Safe Descent

The balloon descends safely to the ground, where ground crews assist in the landing process. Participants disembark, filled with a sense of wonder and a profound connection to the landscapes below. A balloon safari is a magical journey that combines the thrill of flight with the tranquility of the African wilderness, creating a truly unforgettable and immersive experience in the heart of nature.

Best destinations for Balloon Safari

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Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Crater

Lake Manyara National Park

Tarangire National Park

Arusha National Park

Best things to do on Balloon Safari

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Photography

Champagne Toast

Spot Wildlife

Interact with other passengers

Experience a comfortable luxurious stay

Breakfast at the camp will be followed by a guided walk to visit Lake Natron. This lake is famous as a breeding site for lesser flamingoes in East Africa. Return to your camp for hot lunch and short relaxation. Later, in the afternoon, you will be taken to the Eangaresero waterfalls whose water is believed to have curative values, thus many visitors prefer to swim there before retiring back to your camp for dinner and accommodation.

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