Serengeti national park balloon ride
Serengeti National Park Balloon Ride : Serengeti national park balloon rides are unforgettable experiences which are carried out during a wildlife viewing safari at this destination which is located in the northern part of Tanzania.
Balloon rides in Serengeti national park are booked in advance and the bookings can be done by a tour operator and another way to make reservations for the hot air balloons is through the lodges in the national park.
The hot air balloon activity in Serengeti national park takes about 1 hour and is carried out in the central part of Serengeti national park as well as in the northern part of Serengeti national park. In the central part of Serengeti, the hot air balloon activity is carried out all through the year and in the northern part of Serengeti national park, the activity is carried out during the months of June to October.
The cost of hot air balloon safari in Serengeti national park is USD 599 for each person for a shared balloon ride. This price of the balloon ride includes pick up from the camp or lodge where a guest is staying to the launch site of the hot air balloon.
After the hot air balloon safari in Serengeti national park, the guests enjoy a champagne toast as well as a full English breakfast at the landing site. The balloon rides over the Serengeti plains take up to 1 hour.
The visitors who engage in the hot air balloon ride in Serengeti national park after the activity are dropped off at the Seronera visitor’s center or at another location in the national park to continue with their safaris.
The time when the hot air balloon is launched in Serengeti national park is 6:30 am and the returning time for the activity is around 9:45 am which gives time for the visitors to engage in other activities in the national park.
Serengeti balloon safaris offers the hot air balloon activity in Serengeti national park and is registered as a commercial airline which is registered Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.
The pilots who operate the hot air balloons in Serengeti national park are experienced and internationally licensed. Children under the age of 7 maybe restricted from engaging in the hot air balloon activity.
The direction of the hot air balloons in Serengeti national park depends on the winds of the morning. The balloon ride can go up to treetop height and can also go lower than this height is controlled by the pilot.
The hot air balloon safari also takes place in Ngorongoro and this costs 580 USD per person. This fee does not include park entry fees to the destination. Pick up for the visitors engaging in the hot air balloon activity can also include public campsites as well as seasonal campsites in the different parts of the national park such as the western corridor, northern Serengeti, as well as the Ndutu area.
The types of cars which are used to pick up the visitors during their hot air balloon safaris include Land cruisers.
Other activities which are carried out during safaris around Serengeti national park include game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching as well as community visits to the neighboring Maasai villages.
How to get to Serengeti national park
Serengeti national park can be accessed by different means of transport such as flight as well as driving. Flights are from the Kilimanjaro international airport and Arusha airport to the airstrips around Serengeti national park which include Seronera airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip, Kusini airstrip, Kirawira airstrip.
Another way to access Serengeti national park is by driving from Arusha to the national park.