Hot Air Ballooning in Africa

posted 29th September 2020 by katie branson in Safari

Hot Air Ballooning in Africa

It’s barely dawn when you head to the launch site for your hot air balloon ride. The ink-black darkness is eerie as you hear animals stir in the distance. You arrive at the site just before dawn and by the time you’ve been briefed and loaded into the basket, you rise slowly into the air as the sun greets the day.

You can soar high in the sky on a fine day but it’s the dipping down lower that takes your breath away. Gently gliding over incredible scenery and wildlife. A must-do is hot air ballooning over the famous Serengeti National Park, especially during the great wildebeest migration. The horizon is dotted with literally thousands of wildebeest on the slow walk to greener grasses. You may even spot a predator lurking on the hunt for its breakfast.

A balloon flight over the renown Masai Mara National Park is another must-do. Kenya is the original safari country, and they certainly know how to make a safari memorable. Watch the sunrise from above the Mara plains and take in the sight of wildlife emerging for their morning hunt or forage, before landing to enjoy a luxurious champagne breakfast among the wilderness.

 

Here are just a handful of past Tanzania and Kenya holiday itineraries that are perfect for adding in a hot air balloon safari.

elephant, vehicle, masai mara, kenya safari, wildlife safaris Tailormade

Classic Kenya safari for the family

Nakuru, Masai Mara, Abedares, Samburu culture, rhino tracking, Samburu, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Explore Kenya's highlights in true luxury experiencing incredible scenery, wildlife, culture, and adventure
12 nights
Kenya
From
Nairobi
large wildebeest herds, great migration safaris, africa four wheel drive safaris Tailormade

Privately guided Northern Tanzania safari

Big Five, walking safaris, game drives, Maasai culture, scenery

Privately guided Northern Tanzania safari
11 nights
Tanzania
From
Kilimanjaro
African holiday planning Kenya Samburu Camels Tailormade

Kenya walking & wildlife

Game drives and walking safaris in Laikipia, explore the famous Masai Mara

Experience the beauty of Kenya on foot, fly camping by night and a wildlife finale in the Masai Mara.
8 nights
Kenya
From
Nairobi
Tailormade

Gorillas and game Uganda Tanzania Zanzibar and Cape Town

Gorilla trekking Uganda, Serengeti and Ngorongoro creater safaris Tanzania, Zanzibar beaches and Stone Town, Cape Town

Ideal for those seeking an awesome Tanzania safari plus mountain gorillas, spice islands and city time
25 nights
South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar
From
Johannesburg
Tailormade

Kenya culture & conservation

Games drives in Kenya's Samburu and Sera, explore the famous Masai Mara, Nairobi

Combine Kenya’s most celebrated conservation areas with wondrous wildlife sightings and a dose of culture
13 nights
Kenya
From
Nairobi
solo-traveller-donna-watson Tours

Affordable adventure, East and South

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and meerkats, famous Ngorongoro Crater, wildbeest migration Serengeti, famous Victoria Falls

A small group tour for Tanzania and tailor-made Zimbabwe and Botswana
12 nights
Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe
From
Nairobi

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