Serengeti balloon safari

Embark on an incredible journey with Nyssa Balloon Safaris, where the majestic Serengeti unfolds beneath you in a tapestry of awe-inspiring landscapes and vibrant wildlife. With over 18 years of experience spanning the globe Nyssa Balloon Safaris offers an intimate glimpse into the natural wonders of one of the world’s most celebrated national parks. Find out more about a Serengeti balloon safari.

Why choose a Serengeti balloon safari?

The choice of Serengeti National Park as the backdrop is no coincidence. Renowned for its biodiversity, sprawling savannas, and as the stage for the great annual migration, the Serengeti stands as a beacon for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Here, amidst the third largest national park in Tanzania, you get a front-row seat to the grandeur of nature, where the drama of life unfolds in the dance of predator and prey, and the cycle of the seasons paints the landscape in ever-changing hues.

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Your journey, our passion

A Nyssa Balloon Safari, floating above the awakening Serengeti starts at USD 599 per person, making this experience within your grasp. The package includes:

  • All fees, including concession and VAT
  • Transfers to and from the launch site
  • Pre-flight coffee to warm the dawn
  • A champagne toast upon landing
  • A sumptuous bush breakfast in the wilderness
  • A commemorative flight certificate
  • Return transfers, seamlessly connecting you back to your journey

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A day like no other

Your adventure begins in the pre-dawn, with our team preparing the balloon for your flight as the stars fade and the horizon glows with the promise of the sun. Lift-off is timed with the sunrise, ensuring that your ascent into the skies is accompanied by the Serengeti awakening below.

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The essence of flight

Balloon safaris last approximately one hour, weather permitting. Our pilots are skilled in extending this experience, allowing you more time to soak in the vastness of the Serengeti from this unparalleled vantage point.

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An aerial Serengeti balloon safari

One of the most exhilarating aspects of a balloon safari over the Serengeti is the unique opportunity to witness a diverse array of wildlife from an aerial perspective. As the balloon glides silently above the vast plains at dawn, guests are treated to a spectacular view of the awakening wilderness. While we strive to navigate areas abundant in wildlife, it’s important to remember that animal sightings can vary due to their natural movements and the direction of the wind.

From the serene vantage point of the balloon, guests might see herds of wildebeest and zebra, especially during the great migration, which is a sight to behold as they traverse the terrain in massive, coordinated groups. This is not just a movement of a few animals, but hundreds of thousands, creating a patterned spectacle on the vast Serengeti plains. Elephants, with their imposing presence, can also be spotted roaming in family units, their interactions a testament to their complex social structures. Giraffes, with their long necks, are a graceful sight as they browse on the tops of trees, seemingly undisturbed by the balloon’s presence overhead.

Predators such as lions may be seen resting after a night of hunting or perhaps even in the midst of a hunt, providing a rare glimpse into the raw beauty and brutality of the natural world. Cheetahs and leopards, though more elusive, could also be spotted, especially if one knows where to look – your pilot’s expertise comes in handy here, as they maneuver the balloon to areas where these animals are most likely to be found.

In addition to the wildlife, the Serengeti landscape offers breathtaking views of its diverse ecosystems, from the open savannas dotted with acacia trees to the riverine forests and the kopjes, rocky outcroppings that stand out against the plains. These landscapes are not just a backdrop for animal sightings but are integral to the ecosystem, supporting the life cycles of the Serengeti’s inhabitants.

Beyond the immediate wildlife and landscapes, guests on a balloon safari might also catch sight of distant landmarks, such as the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim, the Masai Mara across the border in Kenya, or even the glint of Lake Victoria on a clear day. These views provide a sense of the vastness and diversity of the East African landscape, offering a truly panoramic experience that is both humbling and exhilarating.

A Nyssa Balloon Safaris aim not just to show you the Serengeti but to immerse you in its untamed beauty, providing a perspective that is both broad and intimately connected to the pulse of the wild. Whether it’s the dramatic spectacle of the great migration, the serene grace of a giraffe, or the distant silhouette of a kopje against the morning sky, each flight is a journey into the heart of Africa’s natural wonders.

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The great migration from the air

A highlight of any balloon safari is the chance to see the great migration, a movement so vast and compelling it has become the heart of the Serengeti’s allure. Our flights are tailored to follow the migration’s path, offering you a bird’s-eye view of this natural wonder.

Guided by experts

Our pilots are not just skilled aviators but knowledgeable guides, offering insights into the Serengeti’s wild heart. Accompanied by a team member dedicated to enhancing your understanding, your flight becomes a journey of discovery.

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Where the wind takes us

Each flight is unique, determined by the wind’s direction. Our launch sites are scattered across the Serengeti, ensuring that no matter where the wind may lead, your flight will still be extraordinary and your landing will be a moment of gentle touchdown in the open plains, safe and secure.

Weather permitting

Safety for our guests is paramount. Should the weather not permit flight, we prioritize your well-being, offering alternative arrangements and ensuring that your experience remains memorable, with options for rescheduling or refunds.

Discover more about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure at www.nyssaballoonsafaris.com, and let us lift you into the heart of the Serengeti.

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