Karanga Adventure is also organizing hot air balloon safaris over Serengeti and Masai Mara, Tarangire adventures aloft and Selous Balloon Safaris.
The departure time for all flights is on daily basis from 5:00 am. Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central Serengeti lodge or camp, and transfer you by Land rover to the launch site near Maasai Kopjes. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.
At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.
At other times he will ascend to 1000 ft. (300m) or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot increases more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.
The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, on landing you celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine), before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style with bone china, linen table cloths, King’s silver etc.
Important Note:This adventure will fit in with all safari itineraries that include a night in central Serengeti (Serena Lodge, Seronera Lodge or Sopa Lodge or any of the central Serengeti camp sites, also from the camp Mapito). All efforts will be made to help with transfers for all Karanga Adventure Tours clients who are staying in different locations, but it will be some early morning departures depending on a specific location.
Restrictions: Children under the age of 7 are not allowed on the balloons.
OUT OF AFRICA BREAKFAST Imagine sitting at a table under the shade of a classic umbrella tree on the Serengeti Plains. The table is laid with bone china and king’s silver cutlery. Fresh tropical fruits, warm freshly baked bread and English traditional breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, mushroom, tomato are all served by stewards in customary Swahili dress.