HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

Hot air balloon ride

A hot air balloon ride in Tanzania is a truly magical and unforgettable experience that offers a unique perspective of the country’s diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Tanzania’s vast and picturesque wilderness provides the perfect backdrop for a hot air balloon adventure, allowing you to soar above the savannahs, forests, and iconic landmarks like Tarangire and the Serengeti.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Pre-Dawn Pickup: Your hot air balloon adventure begins with an early morning pickup from your lodge or campsite, usually before sunrise. You’ll be driven to the launch site, where you’ll meet your pilot and the rest of the balloon crew.
  • Safety Briefing: Upon arrival at the launch site, the pilot will provide a safety briefing, explaining the basics of hot air ballooning, including safety procedures, boarding and landing instructions, and how to position yourself in the basket during the flight.
  • Balloon Inflation: As the first light of the day emerges, you’ll witness the awe-inspiring sight of the balloon being inflated with hot air. This is a fantastic opportunity to take photographs and fully immerse yourself in the experience.
  • Take-Off: Once the balloon is inflated and the ground crew gives the go-ahead, you’ll board the basket. Hot air balloons typically carry a small number of passengers, ensuring everyone has ample space to move around and enjoy the views.
  • Sunrise Flight: As the sun begins to rise over the Serengeti, your hot air balloon will gently ascend into the sky. The flight duration is usually around one hour, during which you’ll experience breathtaking vistas of the vast savannah, wildlife, and perhaps even the great migration if it’s the right season.
  • Wildlife Viewing: From the serene vantage point of the hot air balloon, you’ll have the opportunity to spot wildlife from above, including herds of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, and other animals that roam the park.
  • Smooth Landing: After an unforgettable flight, the pilot will skillfully guide the balloon back to the ground. Balloon landings are usually very gentle, ensuring a smooth and safe return to the Serengeti.
  • Champagne Breakfast: Upon landing, you’ll be greeted with a celebratory glass of champagne, and your pilot will present you with a certificate commemorating your hot air balloon adventure. A delicious bush breakfast will be served at a scenic location, allowing you to savor the moment and reflect on your incredible experience.
  • Return to Accommodation: After breakfast and some time to relax, you’ll be driven back to your lodge or campsite, where you can continue your safari adventures with unforgettable memories of your hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti or Tarangire.

 

In conclusion, a hot air balloon ride in Tanzania is a magical adventure that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the country’s breathtaking landscapes and incredible wildlife from a completely different perspective. Whether floating over the Serengeti during the great migration or gliding above the Tarangire, a hot air balloon safari is sure to be an unforgettable highlight of your Tanzanian safari experience.

Location: Serengeti National Park, Tarangire & Ngorongoro conservation area
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
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    February 01 to 8th ,2024. We planned our Tanzania Safari 5 months in advance. Cornelius and his team was able to answer all of our questions . Within a reasonable time despite the time difference of 8 hours. He was always available to inform us 24 7 on choices of itinerary suggestions of the best places to visit . The logistics were very well organized with respect to flight arrangements (Nairobi, Tanzania), the choice of camps , accommodations (Safari), and Hotels (Zanzibar). We spent half a day visiting the Olduvai Gorge Museum. We spent 4 days on Safari . in Serengeti, Ndutu, ,Ngorongoro ,Tarangire and 4 days in Zanzibar. The Guides were very knowledgeable and respectful of our needs. The Safari surpassed our expectations. Lorian and Elias were professional guides . We recommend Africa Safari United for you're next Safari. We had a fantastic trip. Flavio and Amalfy
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    To były najwspanialsze wakacje w moim życiu.Zwiedziłam 65 krajów i Tanzania pozostaje w czołówce moich ukochanych krajów Dzięki firmie Africa Safari United,a w szczególności dzięki Laurian z którym spędziliśmy dwa tygodnie,który był dla nas przewodnikiem,przyjacielem i rodziną zobaczyliśmy piękno Tanzanii od każdej strony.Laurian to wspaniały,lojalny,szczery,oddany facet, jest doskonałym kierowcą,świetnym przyjacielem dla wszystkich kogo spotkaliśmy na swojej drodze. Safari przygotowane przez Cornelius było więcej niż doskonałe,hotele w których mieszkaliśmy Tortlis Camp oraz Pamoja przeszły nasze naśmielsze oczekiwania. To były moje najpiękniejsze wakacje.Asante sana♥️
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    Would recommend anyone looking to go on Safari to go with Safaris Africa United! Cornelius was amazing throughout the planning and scheduling phase, always replying within minutes. He was very thorough when providing information on the parks and local information, and went out of his way to ensure our itinerary met all of our expectations. We were then blessed to have a fantastic guide named Mike, who made our safari enjoyable, clearly detailing incredible facts about every species we came across, as well as explaining local cultural customs. There are many safari operators out there, but after comparing notes with other travelers we met, I have no doubt that Safaris Africa United offer the best experience on the market!
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    Une équipe professionnelle a tout point de vue. Cornelius qui a organiser nôtre safari ainsi que notre séjour a Zanzibar était disponible en tout temps pour répondre a nos questions.Nos guides pour le safari, Laurian et Elias ont été formidable. Ils ont trouvé les bons endroits pour voir les different animaux et nous ont informés sur les habitudes de vies des différents animaux. Merci pour un séjour mémorable.
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    My overall experience was above my expectations! I did a 5 days safari with my girlfriend (from Burundi) and with my father (from Canada). Mgona was our guide. He was really kind to us and very knowledgeable. At our arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, Mgona was already there to welcome us. Our trip/itinerary was already settled. The choices of hotel and the food were perfect. I had the chance to visit between 35 to 40 countries around the world and I never encounter a place with that kind of customer services. Sometimes, it was a bit too much, but let's be honest, everyone likes to be treated like a lion king. Cornelius, the owner of Safari Africa United, was always quick to respond on WhatsApp or via email. The safari itself is not cheap but worth every penny. We saw hundred of thousand of animals. Suggestion : 7 days Safari would be even better. You will be running less and spread the travel time over more days
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    I did a 4-day safari with Cornel -- just the two of us! -- back in 2019 before he left a larger safari company to start Safaris Africa United. We made it to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater in our limited time. I cannot say enough good things about Cornel as a safari guide and a travel companion. I had a wonderful wildlife-viewing experience -- including a special morning with just us a lion pride at Lake Manyara! -- and Cornel was wonderful company. It was like having an awesome road trip with a new friend, and the whole experience was a dream come true. He is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and always on the lookout for how to make the experience excellent.
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