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Serengeti Balloon Safaris

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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 784 308 494
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Float in a hot air balloon over the wonderful scenery and amazing wildlife...

Float in a hot air balloon over the wonderful scenery and amazing wildlife of the famous Serengeti National Park.

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A once in a lifetime experience

This was a truely amazing experience. Hot air ballooning gave us the opportunity to see the beauty of the Serengeti that cannot be witnessed from the road. From take off, silent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BelindaCJ
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a truely amazing experience. Hot air ballooning gave us the opportunity to see the beauty of the Serengeti that cannot be witnessed from the road. From take off, silent gliding over hippo pools to the fun, exciting landing followed by a scrumptious Champaign breakfast, this was a not to be missed experience. Happy, friendly staff, our pilot, Jonathon... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got up early to drive to the launch site before sunrise. We launched at the exact time of the sunrise. The ride is quiet with the only noise from the blast of gas to keep the balloon up. The balloon is very large with a basket that holds 16 people in 4 cells. You start out in your cell... More 

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Sevenoaks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a hot air balloon ride with my family. Although it was a bit early in the morning we managed to see a lion pride eating its kill, elephants, hippos grazing, wilderbeast, gazelles in millions, zebra in thousands. Finished with a champagne breakfast. Landing was a bit daunting, my children captured it on video on the phone. Not sure... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

35 Minutes of floating over the plains, zillions of hippos and beautiful nature is amazing! THE BREAKFAST!!! Super posh, white linen, champagne, incredible service and... zebras!! Perfection. Took me 6 months to decide to do it, but went for it because it's one of those "will I regret?" things... Super glad I went and offer one - no two! -... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Expensive but felt it was totally worth it. Saw so much and FS a totally different perspective than being on the ground. The pilot was awesome and entertaining. We had a blast.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is wow!! This ballooning over the Serengeti was magical! We were a little hesitant because of the price but do no regret a cent we spent! The experience of gliding above the Serengeti at sunrise is just so different to seeing all of this on the ground. Looking out over the wide expanse of land was... More 

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Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently did a hot air balloon ride over the Central Serengeti, and it was an incredible and surreal experience. This operation is top-notch. The coordination was impeccable, the service was wonderful and the balloon ride was something I will never forget. The pilots are very skilled at flying and also positioning the balloon for wildlife spotting. After the one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A balloon ride is another way to see and enjoy the Serengeti. We really enjoyed watching the morning dawn and also the adventure of being in a balloon. It is expensive but really well organised and we could see that there was a lot to organise! The pilots, the offsides to get the balloons in the air who then follow... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was an early start but it was all worth it, an amazing experience to see the sunrise over the Serengeti, and fly over the giraffe's and Hippo's. Once we landed we had champagne then taken to a site where the bush breakfast was set up. The tables were set with silver cutlery and china an amazing site to see... More 

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Montevideo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had to wake up at 4 o'clock in the morning but it was worth it! On the way, you can see many animals at night so the trip is really entertaining. Then you arrive at the site, you will see the fire in the night and for us it was definitely a surprise that the flight starts with the... More 

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