Serengeti Balloon Safaris
Serengeti Balloon Safaris
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As the first company to set a balloon aloft over the Serengeti, we have set the bar high for an exceptional adventure, delivered with safety at the forefront of our minds, and with our passenger's experience as a priority. From the outset, we've established ourselves as partners in conservation in the Parks in which we operate and we take an active role in ensuring ballooning standards are rigorously maintained. We've had to learn the vagaries of the weather from first-hand experience and as such, there are no more experienced pilots than those that fly the green and gold of Serengeti Balloon Safaris. We are adventurers at heart, with a penchant for detail and quality, and with each balloon that flies we know we're doing something extraordinarily well.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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ocean_trekker_sa
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first time in a hot air balloon and it was a wonderful way to get an aerial view the Serengerti plain. Our pilot, Frank Bellatoni, prepared us well with what to expect and how to handle ourselves in the gondola. After getting up at an extremely early time (we were picked up from our lodging at 4:30 AM), our driver, Kingson, got us safely to the take-off site. The early morning flight over the plain provided amazing views of the different habitats and we were able to see the animals and their activities that would have been impossible to see from ground level. The morning sky with the clouds and rising sun provide a wonderful backdrop for the sites of the plain.

The end-of-flight breakfast was great and it was an enjoyable time to get to know our fellow passengers before we each headed off onto our own itineraries.
Written 21 June 2024
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Jason F
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The view of the surrounding landscape was gorgeous and Muhammad was a very personable guide/pilot. We absolutely loved the ride and breakfast following. The only downside is the animals in Ruaha are clearly scared of the balloon as they are not habituated to them yet, so as animal lovers this was a bit hard for us. Still, it was worth it. You get to see the area from a totally new perspective, such as seeing down into bird nests or watching a hyena hunt an herd of impala from above.
Written 21 June 2024
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Grace L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
An awesome experience. Definitely a 10/10. Incredible views. We saw a lion and giraffes running. I would definitely suggest doing this!
Written 21 June 2024
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sailorwc
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
What an amazing experience! Highly recommend it. Paul, our pilot, pointed out several animals below us and talked about the landscape. The ride was so peaceful and the sunrise spectacular. Also, the champagne toast & breakfast at the end was great too:)
Written 21 June 2024
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Odyssey26587708005
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We went up up and away in hot air balloon with Serengeti balloon safari. It was magical. The view from above was incredible, much different than safari by land. We took off at sunset which was beautiful.
Breakfast in the bush was very good too. I highly recommend you do this if you can. It added a Lot to our safari. Our pilot was very experienced. I was never nervous once throughout our ride. Just do it.
Written 20 June 2024
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Harbour
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My mom sister and I loved the African balloon safari!! Captain Nick was phenomenal! We had the best time seeing the gorgeous views, and we also felt extremely safe while in the air! Would highly recommend!!
Written 20 June 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you, your mom, and your sister had the best time on your African balloon safari. It's great to know that Captain Nick made the experience phenomenal and that you felt extremely safe while enjoying the gorgeous views. We truly appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable adventures with Serengeti Balloon Safaris!
Written 21 June 2024
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jennsbsj
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Amazing experience & highly recommend. The entire staff was amazing. We had such amazing views and saw plenty of wildlife. Then finished up with a delicious breakfast.
Written 20 June 2024
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Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience and enjoyed the stunning views and abundant wildlife. Our team is delighted to know you appreciated their efforts, and we're glad you enjoyed the delicious breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable moments with Serengeti Balloon Safaris!
Written 20 June 2024
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Elizabeth M
Exeter, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing trip. Wonderful experience with Jeff and the champagne and breakfast . Monkeys at breakfast dropping branches was additional fun.
Written 19 June 2024
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Thank you for your lovely review! We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing trip and a wonderful experience with Jeff. It's great to know that the champagne and breakfast, along with the playful monkeys adding some extra fun, made your adventure even more special. We look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable moments with Serengeti Balloon Safaris.
Written 19 June 2024
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Evie B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The sunrise was amazing! The views were unreal.

Not too many animals but still incredible! Saw some zebras and hyenas with a kill!!
Written 19 June 2024
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Thank you for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the breathtaking sunrise and unreal views. While animal sightings can vary, we're glad you found the experience incredible and were able to see zebras and a hyena with a kill. We hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable adventure with Serengeti Balloon Safaris!
Written 20 June 2024
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Kinjal M
Edmonton, Canada49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An awesome flight piloted by Kevin and assisted by a service oriented team. The game viewing experience was a unique touch followed by a fancy breakfast in the middle of nowhere with some closeup giraffe viewing.. would highly recommend!!!
Written 18 June 2024
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Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an awesome flight with Kevin and enjoyed the unique game viewing experience. It's wonderful that the fancy breakfast and close-up giraffe viewing added to your adventure. We truly appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable moments with Serengeti Balloon Safaris!
Written 18 June 2024
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