Probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience. 5:00 am, Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central or western Serengeti lodge or camp, and transfer you by Landrover to our launch site near Maasai Kopjes. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon. At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us.
Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.
At other times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.
The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, on landing you celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine), before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style with bone china, linen table cloths, King’s silver etc.
After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate and we drive you back to Seronera Lodge game viewing enroute. 9:30 am Arrive at Seronera ready to continue your day’s activities.
There is no doubt that, when you talk to most people, the subject of safari occurs most often when thinking about a honeymoon. Due to the increased costs involved, as well as the time that it takes to fly around Tanzania, it makes sense that almost 60% of visitors that come are on a Tanzania Special interest. With this in mind, and given our experience with Tanzania honeymoons, wildbeest Migration Safari, Balloon Safari, bird-watching even walking Safari, we have put together a bit of a check list as well as a few thoughts as to where it is best to take into consideration.
Within the space of several hours, it’s possible to go from lazing on idyllic beaches to exploring moss-covered ruins of ancient Swahili city-states; from climbing mist-covered slopes in the Southern Highlands to trekking through the barren landscapes around Ol Doinyo Lengai, guided by a spear-carrying Maasai warrior. Coupled with a memorable safari, what can be more romantic than a stay on an Indian Ocean island with warm tropical waters and white palm-lined beaches?
African Spoonbill Tours & Safaris has teamed up with many luxury safari and beach lodges in Tanzania and designed some of the best special interest safari ideas for your tailor-made safari and beach holiday.
Please do not hesitate to talk to us or email us for customized special interest safari.