On the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area lies Kitela Lodge, our preferred mid-range option in the Karatu / Mto wa Mbu area. The hotel has a swimming pool and a spa and offers magnificent views of the conservation area. If you want to recover from your safari and relax in style, this is the place for you!
All rooms have an elegant style and are equipped with their own private terrace or balcony.
Bathrooms are private for all rooms.
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.
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.
WHAT IF YOU’RE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS?
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.