Mawenzi Adventures

FLYING HIGH ABOVE THE SERENGETI – EXTENSION

Can you imagine viewing the majestic Serengeti from a completely different angle, where no road has to be followed and total freedom is the main feeling of your day? What if we told you we can make it happen? Join us now on a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti, combined with a delicious bush breakfast after your landing. An unforgettable adventure!

This package can be booked as an extension to every safari including at least 3 days in Serengeti National Park. The flight will take place during one of these 3 days so this package doesn’t extend the total duration of your safari. 

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Wildlife safari - 1 day hot air balloon extension, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

SAFARI ITINERARY

You will leave your accommodation inside Serengeti National Park early in the morning in order to take off shortly before sunrise. A light breakfast can be served beforehand if you wish, and coffee, tea and juice are also served at the take-off site for the hot air balloon. 

The captain will give you all the information you need to be prepared for your flight, with details about take-off and landing, what to expect during your flight, and all the necessary safety information. In the mean time, preparations to get the balloon up in the air are being taken in the background.

You will fly over the Serengeti for about an hour, depending on the speed of the wind. You’ll fly away from any road in sight, until it’s only you and the animals. The moment when you realize how endless the ‘endless plains’ of the Serengeti ACTUALLY are is indescribable… and we’re sure you’ll remember it forever. 

After landing, champagne and juice are served, and a little bit later we will take you to the breakfast site. A large and varied fresh breakfast will be served right in the middle of the bush, and you can take all the time you need to enjoy it. 

You’ll spend the rest of the day as planned in your standard safari package.

Wildlife safari - 1 day hot air balloon extension, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

WHAT IF YOU’RE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS?

We, of course, can not make you any promises about how you will react, but our own personal experience teaches us that flying a hot air balloon is not a scary experience at all. It can best be compared to looking out of a plane window or standing on a balcony with a sturdy handrail, and not so much with standing on a deep edge with nothing that protects you from falling, for example. While the landing can be a little bit rough, this experience is peaceful and serene, and can not be compared to an adrenaline-filled adventure that might indeed frighten you if you’re scared of heights. 
Wildlife safari - 1 day hot air balloon extension, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildlife safari - 1 day hot air balloon extension, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

OUR OFFER – PRICES AND SERVICES

The price for the hot air balloon flight including bush breakfast is 600 USD per person in a shared hot air balloon. Private options are also available, please contact us for more information about these.

The following services are included in our package:

  • A hot air balloon flight of about 1 hour
  • Transport from your accommodation in the Serengeti to the departure area and back from the landing zone to your accommodation
  • Professional, English-speaking pilot
  • Bush breakfast after your flight 

This package however does not include:

  • Your full Serengeti safari package. The price mentioned above only includes the hot air balloon flight and the bush breakfast, the rest of your day, entrance fees etc. will be included in your standard safari package. 
  • Tips for the crew
  • … and all other services that are not mentioned as included in this package. 
Wildlife safari - 1 day hot air balloon extension, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Wildlife safari - 1 day hot air balloon extension, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Wildlife safari - 1 day hot air balloon extension, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania