What is a hot air balloon safari?

It’s exactly what it sounds like, only better. Imagine your idyllic African safari— open plains, acacia trees dotting fields of giraffe and roaming elephants– only from a 360 degree birds eye view. As you float weightlessly through the skies, you’ll watch the sunrise over the open plains, the wind sweeping across the grasses, and the intermingling of the wildlife together, from the greatest vantage point of all— above.

Why choose a balloon safari?

There are so many reasons why adding a balloon ride to your custom safari trip to Tanzania or Kenya is a must. For one, it’s an early morning activity that only lasts a couple of hours. This leaves ample time for a relaxing spa day at your lodge, cultural excursions you’ve added to your itinerary, or even a half-day traditional game drive to get up close and personal with the soaking hippos, towering giraffes, and lounging lions. Secondly, a balloon safari allows for a unique perspective of what is typically only seen up close. The birds-eye vantage point truly enables you to take in the vastness of the the ancient plains, and to understand your place within it all. There is little else like feeling both a part of, and separate from, the incredible ecosystems of the worlds greatest wildlife reserves.

When is the best time to go on a balloon safari?

A balloon safari is beautiful any time of year— but the great wildebeest migrations of July, August, and September, are a unique period in which you’re able to see the flowing migratory patterns of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara. The mellow wind patterns and limited rain of this period of the year are ideal for a balloon safari, as wet or windy conditions limit the activity’s viability.


How can you book a balloon safari?

Adumu Safaris offers balloon safaris as an add on to your trips in both the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya and Serengeti national park in Tanzania. As a mission-driven, ethical safari company— we ensure your dollars are used to both create the greatest experience for you and yours, and serve the indigenous peoples of the communies in which you’re visiting. Explore the tabs at the top of this page to learn more about our mission, and start planning your customized African safari itinerary today!