We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Features Animals

Serengeti Balloon Safaris
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
929
All photos (929)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“launch site”(48 reviews)
“balloon ride”(104 reviews)
About
Float in a hot air balloon over the wonderful scenery and amazing wildlife of the famous Serengeti National Park.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Website
+255 784 308 494
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Serengeti National Park
from US$1,575.00
More Info
from US$950.00
More Info
Reviews (576)
Filter reviews
466 results
Traveller rating
370
61
20
9
6
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
370
61
20
9
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviews launch site champagne breakfast balloon ride full english breakfast toast hot air balloon glass of champagne safety briefing pre dawn early start once in a lifetime different perspective delicious breakfast afraid of heights balloon experience bush breakfast smooth landing
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 466 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

As others have mentioned, it is pricey, but when in your life are you going to have another chance to experience an early morning adventure where you can watch the sun rise over the Serengeti, have a peaceful sail over the prairie observing zebras and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marybecker62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cost is well worth the experience! A top notch operation with experienced pilots provide a view of the Serengeti you will never get from the ground. We got so close to the the Cape Buffalos and Hippos you could smell them! The champagne breakfast...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 640brentt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was top notch. They picked us up at 5:30, right on time and drove us to the balloon. The pilot was relaxed, friendly and professional. Takeoff and landing were quite smooth and we rode for over an hour over the migrating wildebeests and zebras...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vickel52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of our stay in the Serengeti, my friends and I did the balloon ride. It was a new experience for all of us and we loved it. It requires getting up very early, but seeing these majestic balloons rise along with the sun...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Albatex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This company was extremely organized and focused on safety. We were hugely impressed! The ride was smooth, the pilot Zumo was hilarious and excelled at steering us directly over the hippo ponds and all the other fab places in the Serengeti. And at the end,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank BollywoodRemixed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge at 4:45 a.m. and driven for over an hour to the launch site. The driver was friendly and entertaining and pointed out a few nocturnal animals along the way. We sat in the vehicle for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank JillClardy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I strongly suggest anyone interested in taking a balloon ride to use this opportunity in the Serengeti to check that bucket list item. Being my first experience I was amazed how easy and how peaceful it was. For those who may suffer from a fear...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Eric P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time doing the balloon trip regardless of the very early start it’s a great way to view the animals and see the vastness of the park. The champagne celebration on touching down and the bush breakfast was very good.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank suejm
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

It’s an early wakeup call to get to the takeoff spot for a sunrise balloon ride over the trees, savannah and animals of the Serengeti. We flew in the south and saw so many different animals including a pair of mating lions. The staff was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank DMAtractorlady
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

Our first balloon ride was incredible. We saw so many different kinds of animals it was amazing. Champagne toast was perfect. I wish the Serengeti brunch would have been closer to our landing site but unfortunately you can’t control wind direction. Food was great. Great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Dwilk66
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Serengeti Tented Camp - Ikoma Bush Camp
218 reviews
25.35 miles away
Ikoma Safari Camp
139 reviews
29.37 miles away
Lobo Wildlife Lodge
310 reviews
41.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
Serengeti Sunset Restaurant
1 review
47.83 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Serengeti National Park
845 reviews
5.94 miles away
Seronera
1,217 reviews
12.46 miles away
Olduvai Gorge Museum
522 reviews
47.79 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
gipper1
16 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from CARL667 | Property representative |
Hello gipper1, Thank you for your enquiry. Travel insurance is always a sensible precaution when traveling anywhere. I have never heard from any of our American balloon passengers that they had difficulty in getting... More
0
Votes
Maryam B
29 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from johncorse | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your enquiry! We fly from Central Serengeti (throughout the year) and the Western Corridor (Jun-Oct) or Ndutu (20th Dec-31st March) every morning and the price is $599 per person all inclusive in a... More
1
Vote
AJtheNomad
11 November 2018|
Answer
Response from CARL667 | Property representative |
Hello AJ. Thank you for your inquiry. You will first need to travel from Nairobi (Kenya) to Arusha (Tanzania). You have options to reach the Serengeti National Park, either by road or by air. You will need to stay the... More
0
Votes