One of the most magically memorable of the Serengeti experiences, a balloon safari allows you to drift in silence above the splendour of the plains. You will dip down to visit the hippo pools of the Grumeti River and enjoy a bird's eye view of the wildlife theatre as it is enacted below you.
Awakened by an early morning cup of tea, you’ll be driven to the balloon take-off point. There, you will meet your fully qualified balloon pilot and watch as the team inflates the enormous rainbow-coloured balloon. As dawn breaks and the balloon slowly rights itself, the guests are helped into the wicker basket, the sandbags are cast off and the balloon rises majestically into the cool of the morning air.
After a 45-minute flight, your balloon will descend to the plains, where the ground crew will greet you with a glass of chilled champagne. Later, you’ll be treated to a full English breakfast, which is traditionally cooked on the burners of the balloon. After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely game drive back to the lodge.