Balloon safari

Balloon safari

Short Overview

A hot air balloon safari over the plains of the Serengeti or the Maasai Mara is a sublimely serene way to add a little romance to your safari. Nothing can quite compare to the feeling of soaring over the wide-open plains at sunrise before touching down for a champagne breakfast out amidst the wilderness.

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

Details

Details of Balloon safari

A hot air balloon safari can be made to fit in with any safari itinerary that features the Serengeti or Maasai Mara. 

Rising up to an altitude of 1000 ft

Rising bright and early, you'll make your way to the designated launch site before the sun has even crested the horizon. While your brightly colored hot air balloon is being inflated, your captain will brief you on safety practices as well as giving you some idea as to what you can expect to see from your lofty perch.

Rising up to an altitude of 1000 ft, your hot air balloon safari will provide you with a uniquely mobile platform from which to observe the movements of the Wildebeest Migration and the other inhabitants of the park.

Greatest panoramic views and sights of animals

A hot air balloon offers panoramic views of the awe-inspiring landscape and a glimpse at some of the nocturnal and crepuscular animals that call the plains home.

Wildlife you can potentially spot from above include cheetahs, lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, hippo, hyenas, vultures, eagles, wildebeest, zebras, baboons, warthogs, monkeys, giraffe, and more.

A romantic breakfast

Once your magical hour above the plains is complete, you'll touch down out in the wilderness for a delicious champagne breakfast. There are few more surreal ways to start your day than with a fine meal surrounded by the acacia and tall grass of the Serenget-Mara plains.

Addons

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.