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Serengeti Balloon Safaris

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Seronera, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Wow

It was my first flight Capt Johnny Smith relaxed everyone. A mixed age group ride. It was brilliant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sondonduo
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Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Seeing nature from above

Guys when you speak of a very good safari... a balloon is an amazing experience...kind of scary but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FohusoNgO
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Mwanza Region, Tanzania
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Float in a hot air balloon over the wonderful scenery and amazing wildlife of the famous Serengeti National Park.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“launch site” (43 reviews)
“balloon ride” (89 reviews)
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Seronera, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first flight Capt Johnny Smith relaxed everyone. A mixed age group ride. It was brilliant and very smooth. A total new viewpoint from up there. A young woman was proposed to, she accepted. Champagne and breakfast at the end. Will do again....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guys when you speak of a very good safari... a balloon is an amazing experience...kind of scary but through the adrenaline and the fear...you get to see the serenget plain from above is quiet a very good experience

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great chance to see the vastness of the Serengeti but as will all trips in the wild it's by chance as to how many animals you get to see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a balloon safari in the Seronera on a cloudy morning the day before the migration arrived in the area. We didn't see many animals but once in the air it was Serengeti in every direction as far as one could see! Gives you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This very popular but pricey adventure allows you to see the Serengeti from a new perspective. Pricey but a portion of the charge goes to the NP.. Picked up before daybreak you are transported to the launch site. There could be 1-8 balloons going aloft...More

2  Thank Howard P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our safari tour operator asked if we wanted to include the Serengeti Balloon Safari. We scanned tripadvisor reviews and noticed a common thread that resonated with us. Many writers lamented that it was so expensive, more than they would normally pay for a balloon ride...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am afraid of heights, but I was pleasantly surprised on this Balloon Safari! It felt like floating in the clouds! It was wonderful to see the landscape from above. We did not see a ton of wildlife, except for some hippos, but it was...More

1  Thank Erin D
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johncorse, General Manager at Serengeti Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the super review Erin, we are so glad that you were pleasantly surprised! We fly many people who were nervous and previously scared of heights, however they find that flying in a balloon is not an issue. The sides of our baskets...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

After we got in the jeep, filled with the hope of seeing the migration in action., our driver tells us we will not see animals... that we are in the middle. We signed up because we were sold on this being the best way to...More

1  Thank Ron R
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johncorse, General Manager at Serengeti Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry that we didn't meet your expectations Ron R. We never promise that our passengers will see the migration but of course it is a bonus if they do. We cannot guarantee what animals will be seen from our balloons each day but we...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I absolutely loved this! Our pilot Shawn clearly knew what he was doing and we all felt safe going up into the air with him. Stunning views of the Serengeti. Looking for wildlife from the air is quite different and yes, until the balloon goes...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

My husband booked this as a surprise during our trip and I was a little nervous, having never been in a hot air balloon before. I shouldn't have worried. This is one of the best experiences I've ever had! After an early start to drive...More

2  Thank MapleLeafGirl02
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David C
23 January 2018|
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Response from BMWreview | Reviewed this property |
I was also travelling with Intrepid. It's worth every penny.
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Namrata D
10 August 2017|
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Response from johncorse | Property representative |
Hi Namrata, we recommend all Tanzania Mainland tour operators who are members of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, there is a list on their website. Sorry, I'm not allowed to post the url!
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LEXUSGAL
29 April 2017|
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Response from CARL667 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The price including taxes is US$546.20 pp. The breakdown is US$499 pp for the balloon safari plus US$47.20 Tanzania National Parks balloon fee. The fee goes towards conservation in the... More
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