I know this topic comes up fairly regularly, but it seems as if it is often mixed with other questions and inquiries.
But we are considering adding a balloon flight one morning while staying in the Central Serengeti for two nights in late July. We will also be staying 3 nights in the Mara area of the park where the flights are not offered. We are traveling with two children (10 & 12).
From my reading, ballooning is certainly a fine experience (I have never been), but can be hit or miss as far as wildlife is concerned. It is extraordinarily expensive, particularly for 4 people. This on top of what has already become a very expensive 3 week trip. :)
So I guess I would really like to hear what you think with regard to whether the $500 pp expenditure is worthwhile.