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Best area for a hot air balloon ride?

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Best area for a hot air balloon ride?

We're finally deciding on what excursions to do for our safari in mid to late August, and two of our group really want to go on a hot air balloon ride (the other two are not so keen but are willing to along). We have time in our schedule to do this either in the Masai Mara Triangle (we're staying at the Mara Serena), the Central Serengeti (we're at Kati Kati) , or Tarangire (we're at Tarangire Safari Lodge).

Since the balloon ride is so expensive, we're hoping to go on one where we have the best chance of seeing lots of animals and have the best overall balloon experience. Any suggestions on which site we should pick? We don't really care about travel time from our lodgings to the balloon site if it's a better overall trip.

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1. Re: Best area for a hot air balloon ride?

In August when the migration is below you in the Mara and staying at the Serena Lodge, I'd suggest you schedule the balloon safari for here.

Price in Kenya is also a bit less expensive than in Tanzania... maybe $25-50/person.

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2. Re: Best area for a hot air balloon ride?

We did the balloon in the central Serengeti 2 weeks ago. it was great but we did not see many animals, mainly just hippos and some gazelle.

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