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Hot Air Balloon Safari

Enjoy the view from above, go with the wind and enjoy the view! This is one of the best places on earth to make a balloon safari!

Important details

  • Duration of the ballon flight: approx. 45-60 mins
  • Total duration of this activity: 3-4 hours (incl. pickup, flight, bush breakfast and drop off)
  • Price: On request (approx. $550 pp)
  • Advice: book it in advance to be sure of availability
  • Language: English
  • Clothes: take warm clothes for the early morning
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Additional information

We concider this activity as one of the best and most exciting ones you can do in Tanzania!  A hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti will make your Tanzania Safari a memorable experience. You rise at sunrise and gently fly over the endless plains of the Serengeti. The hot air balloon will float at treetop height above the baobab and acacia trees, so you can see the animals up close. Watching the wildlife from above, offers a unique perspective. Enjoy the peace and breathtaking panoramic views.

The balloon safari starts from 3 different locations in Serengeti National Park. The best time to have magnificent bird’s eyes views of the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti are:

Ndutu: February
Central Serengeti: April till mid-June
North Serengeti: End July, August, September

More information about the balloon flight: https://tanzania-specialist.com/hot-air-balloon-serengeti/

Hot air balloon safari

Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti



Does the balloon safari always take place:
95% chance that the balloon flight will continue. If there really is too much wind, it could be canceled. Then there is a chance that it will continue the next day.

How many people can you take in the balloon?
There are balloons in different sizes. The largest balloons can carry up to 16 passengers. The baskets are so large then, that there is always a place available for everyone at the side, so that there will always be a good view for every passenger.

Can you take a balloon safari all year round?
Yes, you can take the balloon flight in Central Serengeti 12 months a year. in Northern Serengeti, Ndutu and Tarangire this varies according to the season. Inquire about the possibilities.

What happens if the balloon safari cannot take place due to bad weather?
Tanzania Specialist will refund the money then. So you never run the risk of paying while the balloon ride will not take place