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Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari

By Jerry Tanzania Tours
Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari occurs at first light, which infers a pre-day split wake up with steaming coffee and a nippy drive to the dispatch. The sentiment of enthusiasm swells through you as the exceptional balloons steadily load up with traveler, ascending clumsily over their secured cartons. Take-off is a riotous, uneven issue, which adds to the energy and improves the unexpected quietness when you reach cruising stature. The bustle of the warming flame mixes the quiet close by the sensitive whistle of air streams and coincidental ‘ooohs’ from your co-travelers.

Ages 18-70
Duration: 3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English

  • Transport from the lodge or campsite to the launching site
  • Balloon flight ( hour)
  • Champagne
  • Full English breakfast in the bush
  • Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Certificate

  • Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
    Serengeti Balloon Safari starts at 06:30 a.m. When you arrive, you will meet your pilot and witness your balloon being inflated and prepared for launch.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 211426P6

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 211426P6

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    • Jerry Tanzania Tours
      Moshi, Tanzania
      Joined in September 2017
    • FrancineClement
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      Jerry Tanzania Tours without hesitations! Our second experience with Jeremiah and our guide Shirima… Just as perfect as the first time! After a wonderful 11 days safari experience last year followed by few days of relaxation in Zanzibar, we decided to go back to Tanzania and its magnificent parks, one of our favorite place on earth, to enjoy it again while our ageing bodies still can take it! We came with a little different attitude and of course knowing better what to expect! Jerry and Shirima were just incredible to understand our view and desires. If it is possible count on Jerry to make it happen! If it is not, he will explain in details why and will offer an alternative that you would not have taught of and makes perfect sense. We have dietary allergies and Jerry made sure that all our lodges offered us safe and delicious meals even for the lunch boxes. As for Shirima, he was just as perfect as last year! He knows the enthusiasm of Robbert for wild life photography in the parks but that we also appreciate the littles details nature is offering us and he would stop every time he knew a scene would touch us or every time we would say STOP! A very nice gesture: Knowing that we travel hand luggage only, Shirima had a stabilization bag for the camera made to use in the jeep. Thank you again! After a great (11 days again) safari we went this time to little Chole Island next to Mafia Island. Jerry organized everything for us; Air transportation from the Serengeti to Mafia, to Dar Es Salem, ground transportation between Mafia & Chole and the booking of our treehouse. Flawless! Jerry & Shirima thank you for an unforgettable trip and all we hope for is to go back a third time using your services again. Francine and Robbert Canada
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      Jerry runs a smaller tour company so you receive personalized service. We had flight issues and he resolved the problems, reconfigured our trip and made a problem a great experience. He answers his phone personally and promptly. We toured Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and of course the Serengeti. Accommodations were 5 star. Our tour guide/ driver was very experienced and knowledgeable. He made sure we saw the big five. The best recommendation is we are planning to return next summer.
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      We had an amazing safari experience organized by Jerry Tanzania Tours and can highly recommend them! We were a group of two families with children between the ages of 8 and 10. Leading up to the safari, we had a LOT of requests, such as accommodating the kids' shorter attention spans and many dietary requirements. Jerry took everything in stride and organized the perfect trip for us. Everything was brilliant from start to finish. Our drivers, Michael and Shirima, were friendly, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable. Every day was perfectly organized, taking into account the weather, our energy levels, the best animal viewing opportunities, etc. We saw all the animals we hoped to see and many more. The lodges recommended by Jerry were all fabulous with great food and service. This was probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip for us and I'm so glad we chose to go with Jerry. Thank you, Jerry and team, for the wonderful memories!
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      I had been wanting to climb Kilimanjaro for a while and finally got the opportunity to go. I booked Jerry Tanzania tours and it has been the most amazing experience. From the first email I sent to Jerry to enquire about the trip, he has been amazing, very helpful, professional and guided me through what I needed to do. The team when I arrived at Kilimanjaro were excellent, my guide Steven, the cook, the porters and the driver were all an exceptional bunch of guys who made the experience everything I had hoped it would be. I would highly recommend booking with Jerry Tanzania Tours, they are a local company in the Kilimanjaro area and have extensive knowledge of the mountain and local attractions. The hotel for the stay before and after the climb was perfect, the food on the mountain was excellent and the positivity and friendliness of the team was second to none. After the climb I had the opportunity to spend some time in the local town of Moshi, I had an amazing time with the best of people. A visit to Tanzania is a must, the people and culture here is an experience not found anywhere id been before, and I can not recommend enough booking your visit through Jerry.
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      It was our first time in East Africa and we had the most fantastic experience with Jerry Tanzania Tours. Jeremiah was very professional and attentive to all our requests. The accommodations he recommended and the tour he designed for us was perfect. Our driver Shirima, himself a passionate photographer, went out of his way to ensure we get the chance to see all animals and take the perfect shot. If you need expert advice to organize a safari tour, look no further!
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      Must use tour guide, kilimanjaro!
      This was an amazing experience. I can't recommend this tour company enough! Jeremy and his tour guides were fantastic from start to finish, professional and courteous. Nothing was too much hassle and they were always happy to accommodate any requests from our party. Our whole party of 13 made it to the top of kilimanjaro and safely down, this was all thanks to this special team that aided us through out. Thank you all so much.
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      I cannot recommend Jerry Tanzania Tours highly enough. They help you to build the perfect trip for you and are incredibly responsible and flexible in answering all your questions as you build up to your trip. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a pretty big deal and although these guys have been up and down the mountain many times, they never forget that for you, it's a very real and personal challenge but also a special and potentially once in a lifetime experience. They are friendly, supportive, safety conscious and respectful. We were given every opportunity to take as many photos as we wanted and our guides, Eric and Brighton, were usually in most of them as well! We did the 7 day Lemosho route which is beautiful with amazing and varied scenery and gives you plenty of time to acclimatise. It's challenging as well but you wouldn't be doing this if you weren't trying to challenge yourself. The team that supported us thought of everything and our tent was comfortable and we had so much good food to eat thanks to our excellent chef MK. The trip is full of extra little touches such as a cup of tea to wake you up, hot water to wash with and someone to dust your boots or carry your bag that last mile when you are beginning to stoop. If you can afford to, I would recommend going as a smaller group because it will feel all the more personal and special thanks to Jerry and the team. And if you can... add on a couple of days of safari at the end to really complete your Tanzania experience. Jerry Tanzania will help you with that as well and apply the same personal and caring touch to making your trip a once in a lifetime amazing memory!
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    • StefanP1209
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      Wonderful experience
      We were a group of two families: 4 parents and 3 children aged 8, 9, and 10. We traveled on a wonderful 9-day safari organized by Jerry Tanzania. Before choosing to work with Jerry Tanzania, I did a lot of internet research, combing through Google results and reading reviews and advice on several sites. After early interactions with a few candidates, Jerry Tanzania bubbled to the top as my first choice. Suffice it to say that this turned out to be a *great* choice. At every step of the journey, from itinerary design, to adjustments in reaction to new needs, to the safari itself, our experience with Jeremiah, Shirima, Michael, and the whole Jerry team was wonderful. Throughout the pre-booking phase, Jeremiah was super patient as I asked questions, sometimes even springing new constraints on him (e.g. flight schedules). A typical safari might be shorter than ours and will include one more park than we visited (we didn’t go to Serengeti). 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Evidently we had paid our park fees so long ago that the exchange rate had changed, and now the amount paid was listed as one dollar too much — something the parks’ computer systems had trouble dealing with. The first time this was a surprise to all of us, and certainly not anyone’s fault from Jerry Tanzania. By the third time I did feel like maybe it could have been anticipated and dealt with by phone before we arrived that day. For two families we had two safari vehicles. Though we could have crammed into one large vehicle, this was another recommendation from Jeremiah that I would definitely pass on to others with a similar size party. It gave us flexibility, for example for one car to head back to the lodge early if someone was feeling tired. Thanks to Jeremiah and Shirima and Michael, we did shorter game drives than you might with a typical all-adult party. That said, I was surprised at how long the kids remained engaged every day. They loved the animals. They enjoyed taking their own pictures. They loved being able to stand up in the vehicle as it drives through the bush. Not until our last day did anyone express a wish to go back early. If you measure the success of your safari by how many different animals you see, ours was a complete success! We saw two cheetahs eating a fresh kill. We saw lions mating. We saw a lone buffalo chasing two lions away. We saw the Big Five and many more. My favorite less-well-known animals were the Serval Cat and the Secretary Bird. Our guides, Shirima and Michael, were excellent. They were knowledgeable, flexible, accommodating, friendly, everything you want. It was also evident that they really love the animals and the nature in their country, and that they enjoy their jobs. This of course was contagious. I’m not sure if they frequently get families, but they were perfectly happy to accommodate children’s specific needs such as needing more frequent bathroom stops. 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      Written 22 August 2023
    • leelasrin
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      Trip of a lifetime, made extra special by Jerry Tanzania Tours
      Our Kilimanjaro climb was the trip of a lifetime, and Jerry Tanzania Tours helped make it special throughout! We were a party of two women and we felt extremely comfortable and well cared for throughout our climb. Jerry met with us before and after our climb to make sure everything was in line with our expectations. The entire crew, from our driver through our trekking guides to our cook, waiter, and all the porters were incredibly courteous and caring. I felt like their only goal throughout was to make sure that we made it to the top, safely, with proper acclimation and that we enjoyed the experience.
      Written 17 August 2023
    • FrancineClement
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      Amazing experience with personalized service
      We started looking for a private safari of about 10 days in Tanzania and 4 to 5 days relaxing in Zanzibar. As this was not our first safari, we contacted several tour operators (TO) with a sample itinerary we found on the internet. While most of the TO were only interested in our budget or responded with a price for the exact sample itinerary, Jerry Tanzania Tours was the only one who requested to talk to us in person to suggest changes and discuss options. Over a time period of about 2 weeks we talked multiple times via WhatsApp to Jeremiah Kimambo of Jerry Tanzania Tours and developed an itinerary for our dream safari. Only then we discussed price. Even after we agreed on a price we made additional changes without problems. The first question Shirima, our guide asked us, at what time we wanted to be back at the lodge, at 4 PM to take advantage of happy hour or stretch the game drives as long as possible, we answered, we are here for the nature not for the swimming pool. This set the tone for the best safari we could have dreamed off, including amazing viewing of the big migration of the wildebeest. Shirima turned out to be a fantastic safari guide, he was able to explain particularities of all the birds and animals we encountered, obviously this included the big five, and answered all our questions with a smile. Jeremiah of Jerry Tanzania Tours organized a flawless safari vacation. The dedication and knowledge of Shirima our guide, made this an unforgettable experience. We do recommend a few days of relaxation after a hectic safari, Zanzibar is fantastic. If we come back to Tanzania we definitely will again use the services of Jerry Tanzania Tours, and we will insist to have Shirima as our guide.
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      Once in a lifetime experience
      My friend and I made it to the Roof of Africa. It was a true test. We went with Jerry’s Tanzania Tours and we were completely satisfied. They answered of our questions through out the entire climb. The guides were knowledgeable and very sympathetic to our needs.The guides were very positive and motivated us to reach the summit.The chef prepared excellent food and kept us well fed at all times. The porters were friendly and tentative to our needs. This is why it's worthwhile going to the top with Jerry Tanzania. They can be trusted to look after clients’ interests and safety. They are proud and thorough in their service and it shows.
      Written 9 January 2023
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