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Serengeti Balloon Safari provided by Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Serengeti Balloon Safari
4.5
Book in advance
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$599.00
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Some things are worth getting up early for and this is certainly one of them. The wonderful experience of a hot-air balloon ride is enhanced many times over by conducting it over the incredible scenery and wildlife of Serengeti National Park. Serengeti Balloon Safaris has 30 years of experience in this field.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 164747P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Sparkling Wine
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Serengeti National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ndutu Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Seronera
  • Entry/Admission - Grumeti River
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We collect from all camps and lodges that are within reasonable reach (up to 2hrs drive or 30km) of our launch sites within Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Are children under the age of 7 years allowed? No
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Sparkling Wine
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Serengeti National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ndutu Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Seronera
  • Entry/Admission - Grumeti River
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We collect from all camps and lodges that are within reasonable reach (up to 2hrs drive or 30km) of our launch sites within Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Are children under the age of 7 years allowed? No
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 14, 2020
A note from Serengeti Balloon Safari
These are the additional measures that we take: All guests to have window seats in vehicles, no middle seat. More space per person at breakfast. Waiters to wash hands every 15 minutes during breakfast and Champagne toast. Hand washing stations available at Breakfast and Toast.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kogatende Airstrip
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Seronera
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Grumeti River
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
558 reviews
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bobG3387KJ
Doha, Qatar4 contributions
Great ride.
Sep 2021
We recently returned from safari. I have been on multiple safaris in the Serengeti but this was my first balloon ride. It was great and fun. Jonathan Smith was our pilot and did an excellent job of explaining the balloon functions and the history of ballooning. Seeing the Serengeti from the air was pure fun. It inspired me to to consider getting my balloon pilot license. Alas, I am too old.
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lindsey
2 contributions
Worth the 2:30am wakeup
Sep 2021
We were staying farther south in the Serengeti, which meant a 2:30AM (!!!) wakeup call for us to get to the hot air balloon in time for sunrise. So you know when I say "it was worth it!" we really mean it. Safaris are busy by nature—they are adventures after all—so it was unexpectedly wonderful to have an hour of calm and quiet floating above the beautiful landscape. Our pilot Johnny was very professional and explained what to expect, so we were never worried about safety. Takeoff and landing were very smooth. We saw giraffes, wildebeest, and hippos from above, but the views of the river (and of the other balloons behind us!) were just as cool.

About a dozen people are in the basket with you (the balloon is massive) and you sit with them at the complimentary breakfast in the bush afterwards. It was so fun to swap safari stories as we sipped our champagne and mango juice and ate a traditional English breakfast. Honestly might've been the best part!
Written September 19, 2021
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TammieS
Augusta, GA4 contributions
Amazing experience. Worth the price!
Aug 2021
Jonathan Smith was an excellent pilot. He pointed out things to see and rotated the balloon, so everyone had a great view. Sunrise was beautiful! It was chilly (58 F) with a breeze, so wear a coat and a hat would have been nice. The champagne toast with a history lesson of how it originated was very interesting. Getting in and out of the basket was easy, even for this 60 something. The ride was about an hour, and we saw lots of wildlife. I would recommend this company to friends. It was pricy, but we thought it was well worth it!
Written September 8, 2021
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ayoub k
1 contribution
Couldn't be any better
Sep 2021
🤩 An unforgettable experience 🤩 the team, food and the view... everything was amazing!! We really recommend 😎
Written September 7, 2021
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Grigory V
Modiin, Israel23 contributions
Expensive but enjoyable experience
Aug 2021
We had a great expirience flying.
The before sunrise drive to the takeoff site was very enjovable (we saw a pride of lions right on the road) and our driver, Vincent, was very pleasant.
Our pilot, Mohammed, was very knowlegable and experienced. The flight was comfortable and we saw many animals.
The breakfast was very good and was served beautifully.
After the flight we had a very interesting conversation with Mohammed and he told us a lot about balloning.
Written September 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joe K
24 contributions
What a a amazing Serengeti Balloon Experience
What an amazing experience, what is amazing is that these balloons hold up to 16 people partitioned into 2 person spots. This was extremely safe, easy, and Covid friendly because everyone is tested before arriving and once you arrive in Tanzania. Our pilot Jonathan made this experience perfect from a seemless liftoff, balloon rotation so no one had a bad spot, and one of the best landings I’ve ever had, our basket didn’t even tip.
Written September 4, 2021
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Kurlisue19
Lindenhurst, NY233 contributions
Dreams do come true
This was my dream and it came true on the most perfect morning in the northern Serengeti. What a magical experience from start to finish. It’s expensive but it’s worth every penny. What better place than the Serengeti. From take off to landing all communication was very clear. Our pilot, Frank from Canada was super informative, friendly, and fun to spend out early morning with. I was surprised with a cake and happy birthday from the entire staff at landing. We had the most exquisite breakfast among the zebras with very cool wash rooms with a view wink wink… the views of the animals and the dipping down close into the Mara river was simply breathtaking.
Written August 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for such a lovely review and thank you for flying with us! The whole team at Serengeti Balloon Safaris is delighted to hear that you had such a magical experience, well done Frank and the rest of the crew.
Written September 1, 2021
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Cohan D
Centennial, Colorado, United States30 contributions
An unforgettable adventure
Serengeti Balloons was an awesome experience. They were professional, went above and beyond and have over 24 plus years experience. Jonathon was our pilot and was very knowledgeable and experienced. Our driver was Dennis and he went out of his way to ensure that we had a great time. The breakfast was spectacular with the views of the Serengeti. We highly recommend this company for your once in a life time balloon safari.
Written August 26, 2021
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Thank you so much for flying with us and for writing such a nice review. We are delighted to read that Jonny, Dennis and the rest of the team gave you such an awesome experience and that you enjoyed our breakfast setting. We love having breakfast in the wilds of Serengeti!
Written September 1, 2021
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Kirst
3 contributions
Serengeti Sunrise champagne balloon safari
Definitely the highlight of the trip. Jonny and the crew were really knowledgeable about the animals we saw. The breakfast was first class. Highly recommend as a new perspective on the Serengeti plains.
Written August 25, 2021
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I am so pleased to hear that our team gave you the hilight of your trip, thank you so much for posting a review. Thank you too for the recommendation and it is great to read that Jonny and the ground crew did such a good job. Well done the chef and waiters for impressing you with their breakfast too!
Written September 1, 2021
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The Gab
Chicago, IL49 contributions
Once in a Lifetime
Aug 2021
If you find yourself in the Serengeti, don't say no to a balloon ride! Yes, it's pricey, but worth it!

Very safe! - Safety is #1 priority and all the staff take covid safety seriously as well and are masked.

Very fun experience. Staff is attentive, friendly, and entertaining. They were very accommodating that I had to move my booked date to the following date due to some unforseen GI issues.

Champagne toast and brunch was very delicious. Hand washing and sanitizer readily available out in the open. Clean linens and a 5 star dining experience.
Written August 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thats a lovely review, thank you so much TravelinGabs for giving the time to do this. We are all so pleased that you had such a fun experience with us and that the team were able to give you such a great time as well as deal with your date change. We try to be as flexible as possible. I am also delighted that you enjoyed our breakfast so much too!
Written September 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Serengeti Balloon Safaris
Megsk_SA
Megsk_SA
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So very special!
Absolutely beautiful! Earllllly morning pick up to enjoy the sunrise. Significant safety briefings and precautions.
Shelly-42021
Shelly-42021
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An Absolute Must
Jonathan Smith, Captain took us on the flight of our lives. We loved every minute of this adventure.
1977Natalie
1977Natalie
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Baloon trip
Was really nice experience and money is absolutely worth it we had abeid soka , was lovely. We saw hippos and an el
Carelcarlos
Carelcarlos
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Awesome experience
Thank you guys, for an awesome flight, friendly and super proffesional service. It was a lifelong dream and you mad
Ji2222
Ji2222
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Amazing experience at sunrise
This experience is really something to do once in your life! The ride was incredible! Our pilot amazing! Seeing the
allydill
allydill
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Once in a lifetime....
My family of 5 just completed a safari which included your balloon excursion. Let me just say it was INCREDIBLE!
57cecileb
57cecileb
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Don’t miss this great experience
Is a 4:00am wake up call worth it? Yes it is! We are a family of three with our 13yr old daughter and we really enj
ts550
ts550
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Awesome!!!
I have never experienced anything like this before. Nothing but a beautiful panoramic view:)) in every direction. C
MickornNY
MickornNY
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Wonderful
We had a wonderful ride with Franck, our pilot. The ride, and landing, were super smooth and it was an incredible
InTheMomentManhattan
InTheMomentManhattan
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A Truly Magical Experience
Just before leaving for Tanzania my wife and I decided to book a balloon flight over the Serengeti. We had wanted t
wayneatknightcon
wayneatknightcon
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Safari
Just finished a amazing balloon ride over the Serengeti! Our captain Adeid was intuitive and knowledgable reviews i
tommG5143KD
tommG5143KD
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Incredible morning!
This was the highlight of our 10 days in Tanzania. The views were amazing. We saw lots of wildlife below and the su
CLWeber613
CLWeber613
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Unforgettable
We had an unforgettable flight over the Serengti: hippos basking; lions taking down a Cape Buffalo; herds of zebra
stevenver0na
stevenver0na
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Aloft
Entirely different perspective of the park. Staff were courteous and efficient; we were up quickly and spent the t
ramcrh
ramcrh
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Incredible experience
Awesome view of the serengeti park from above and excelent experience with the balloon safaris crew.
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