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.
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