Serengeti Balloon Safaris

African Based Travel Specialist

PO Box 12116, Arusha
Member Number: 202690 Tel: +255 (0)27 254 8967

As the first company to set a balloon aloft over the Serengeti nearly 30 years ago, Serengeti Balloon Safaris have set the bar high for an exceptional adventure, delivered with safety at the forefront of our minds, and with our passenger's experience as a priority. From the outset, we've established ourselves as partners in conservation in the Parks in which we operate and we take an active role in ensuring ballooning standards are rigorously maintained. We've had to learn the vagaries of the weather from firsthand experience and as such, there are no more experienced pilots than those that fly the green and gold of Serengeti Balloon Safaris. We are adventurers at heart, with a penchant for detail and quality, and with each balloon that flies we know we're doing something extraordinarily well.


Where we operate

  • Tanzania

Activities offered

  • Ballooning


24 January 2022

Capt Abeid Soka of Serengeti Balloon Safaris becomes the first Tanzanian to fly a balloon over Mt Kilimanjaro

“Ooh it was cold up there!” exclaimed Captain Abeid Soka, Chief Pilot and Director of Flight Operations of Serengeti Balloon Safaris.

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25 May 2021

Serengeti Balloon Safaris opens in Northern and Western Serengeti

Serengeti Balloon Safaris is preparing to open its seasonal bases in Kirawira and Kogatende, ready for the 1st June. In Kogatende, we will be flying from June until the middle of November, making the most of the wildebeest migration in this beautiful area.

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18 May 2020

Serengeti Safari One Day at a Time...

Morning! We are a team of wildlife enthusaists who have come to the Serengeti while the rest of the world comes slowly out of lockdown but there are still massive travel restrictions, so there are no visitors here, but the Serengeti is as magnificneint and glorious as ever. We very much hope you enjoy this little video and perhaps won't mind if we show you some more fun tomorrow and for the next few days.

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19 February 2020

Serengeti Balloon Safaris is now Carbon Neutral

As we all begin to understand our responsibilities for the environment that we depend on, we are developing ways to mitigate our activities. Here at Serengeti Balloon Safaris, we've been working on a Sustainability Policy, and though it isn't ready yet, one of the key elements is to offset the carbon that we consume. So we haven't wasted any time, we selected Carbon Tanzania as a well-respected, local organisation to provide the offsetting for us.

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26 November 2019

Serengeti Balloon Safaris Website now in Multiple Languages

Serengeti Balloon Safaris are delighted to announce that our website is now available in Chinese, French and Spanish, as well as English. Have a look at;; or click the relevant flags at the top left of our website to go to the language of your choice.

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25 October 2019

Serengeti Balloon Safaris will be at WTM London

Are you going to WTM London this year? If so, please pop over to the Tanzania Stand AF600 and say hello. We'll be there to discuss all things balloon safari in Tanzania and to tell you about how we've got all corners of Serengeti covered by our wonderful balloon safaris. We can also chat about Ruaha Balloon Safaris and the fantastic experience of floating over Tanzania's largest national park. If you'd like to book an appointment at WTM, please email me. I look forward to catching up with you there, John

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17 June 2019

Serengeti Balloon Safaris Launches New Website

Like a faithful old safari veicle, or even balloon, our trusty old website has done us so well but it is time for an upgrade. Serengeti Balloon Safaris is delighted to anounce that we've now launched our new site, now mobile and tablet compatible and a great tool to help you sell balloon safaris.Please pop in and see:

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03 June 2019

Serengeti Balloon Safaris at Karibu Kilifair

John Corse, Glory Kanza and our Chief Pilot and Director of Operations, Cap Abeid Soka (giving us his best smile here in this pic) will be at the Karibu Kilifair from Friday this week. Please come and say hello, hear about our new North Serengeti service, talk about Ruaha or any of the other places you or your customers can have the balloon safari of a lifetime; we will be on stand E2, which is in the third block on the left hand side after you enter.

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13 May 2019

Serengeti Balloon Safaris begins North Serengeti Flights on July 1st

Serengeti Balloon Safaris are delighted to inform you that we have obtained permission to fly our impeccable balloon safaris in North Serengeti this year. We will start from 01st July 2019 and will fly daily until 31st October 2019 and thereafter annually during that season. Prices will be exactly the same as our other Serengeti flights in Seronera, Kirawira and South Serengeti and all remain valid until December 2020.

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17 April 2019

Ruaha Balloon Safaris Available again this year June to October

We're preparing for another dry season of hot-air balloon safaris in Ruaha and it reminds me just how gorgeous the flights were last year. The breathtaking scenery, the tranquility of floating above the Ruaha River and baobab forests, I could go on and on about it... What is a Ruaha Balloon Safari? In the pre-dawn, your balloon safari adventure begins as you leave your lodge or camp and there’s the chance you might glimpse a leopard or another nocturnal hunter on your way to the launch site. The anticipation and excitement builds as you meet your pilot and watch the balloon being inflated as the sky lightens.

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13 July 2018

Ruaha Balloon Safaris Now Operating

Ruaha Balloon Safaris is delighted to announce that we are now fully operational.

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14 June 2018

Wildebeest Migration Reaches Seronera

Over the past 2 days, Serengeti Balloon Safaris has observed increasing numbers of wildebeest in the Seronera area, culminating this morning in herds of thousands being seen from our balloons.

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25 January 2018

Serengeti Balloon Safaris and Ruaha Balloon Safaris to Attend ITB

Serengeti Balloon Safaris and Ruaha Balloon Safaris are delighted to announce that we will be attending ITB this year. Tony Pascoe will be manning (up!) a workstation on the Atta stand, so if you have any enquiries about our service in Serengeti, or the exciting new project that is Ruaha Balloon Safaris, please come and find him there or make an appointment with him on

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30 November 2017

Hot Air Balloon Safaris in Ruaha National Park

Serengeti Balloon Safaris is delighted to announce that we will be flying in Ruaha National Park from 15th June 2018. Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s biggest National Park, covering some 20,000 sq km and lies in the southern part of this beautiful, premium safari destination country. Ruaha is a far cry from the busy tourist circuits of northern Tanzania, it boasts a baobab-decorated landscape and excellent game viewing by vehicle or on foot and soon by hot-air balloon.

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24 October 2017

Serengeti Balloon Safaris at WTM London

Serengeti Balloon Safaris is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at WTM in London from 06-08 November 2017. We will be on the Tanzania Stand, AF140. Please come and see us or book an appointment with We have some exciting news!

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26 September 2017

Southern Serengeti Balloon Safaris 20th December 2017 - 31st March 2018

Balloon Safaris in Serengeti South Serengeti Balloon Safaris is delighted to announce that we will be flying in Serengeti South from 20th December 2017 to 31st March 2018. This is timed to make the most of the migration in the area and enables those guests staying in Ndutu/Naabi Hill/Kusini to be able to enjoy this lifetime experience. Don’t let your guests miss out on this excellent opportunity to have one of the most amazing balloon flights in the world.

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11 September 2017

Serengeti Balloon Safaris Publishes New Video

Serengeti Balloon Safaris has just published a short video to give you and your customers an idea of the fantastic experience that we offer.

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17 March 2017

Serengeti Balloon Safaris News

After 26 years of intimate hands-on management of Serengeti Balloon Safaris, we have decided to appoint a Managing Director to run the company on our behalf. To this end, we are delighted to welcome John Corse into our family from 1st March 2017.  John comes with great experience of both tourism and aviation, having run Nomad Tanzania and Fastjet in recent years. John will spend the next 3 months learning our roles and taking on the day to day responsibilities that we have carried si…

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06 February 2017

Wildebeest Calving Season Begins

3rd February 2017 Wildebeest Calving Season Begins The Great Wildebeest Migration has arrived on the short grass plains of south Serengeti National Park.  The vast herds today stretch from Naabi Hill to Kusini, HiddenValley and south towards Maswa.  Bang on que, it being the first week of February, the females have begun to drop their calves.  An incredible 8,000 calves may be born each day over the next weeks.  This provides a bonanza for predators with lion, cheetah, leop…

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19 December 2016

Good Gnus

Serengeti Balloon Safaris will again be operating balloon safaris in Serengeti South, for the season 20th December 2016 through to the end of March 2017 (we continue our operation in Central Serengeti throughout the year). We transfer guests from lodges and camps in Serengeti South and Ndutu area during this season. You can imagine how spectacular it is flying over this wonderful area at this time of year.  Have you offered the option of a Serengeti Balloon Safari to all of your clients s…

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21 April 2016

The Great African Migration

Atta members in UK can watch Ben Fogle: "The Great African Migration”. On Channel 5 in the UK on Fri 22nd April at 9pm. There should be some nice sequences of the Great Migration filmed from our balloon in Serengeti Western Corridor. This should be good publicity for the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania and Africa. 

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09 February 2016

Good Gnus

Serengeti Balloon Safaris are currently operating in Serengeti South (convenient for guests staying in Ndutu / Serengeti South areas).  This is a seasonal operation from December to March and in addition to our main area in Central Serengeti. We have been having some wonderful flights floating over the Great Migration.  For example, recently (4th February) our flight lasted just over an hour and covered a distance of 15 km.  The entire flight was over countless wildebeest and ze…

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10 December 2014

Serengeti Balloon Safaris (South) new dates

Serengeti Balloon Safaris are pleased to announce that due to customer demand and the great herd movements, we will be commencing our seasonal balloon operations in Serengeti South earlier this year.  We will be starting on 13th December (rather than the previously published 20th December) through to end of March 2015. We look forward to again providing your clients from camps and lodges in Serengeti South and Ndutu areas with an unforgettable experience in this wonderful area.  Ser…

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26 May 2014

Migration Update Serengeti Western Corridor

The great wildebeest migration has arrived early in Serengeti Western Corridor this year. So have Serengeti Balloon Safaris. Our first flight of the season was Friday morning. Flight Report, Western Corridor 23rd May 2014 It was an excellent day for ballooning in this part of Serengeti. We had a clear sky, slow wind for launching and great steerage along Grumeti River. We took off few minutes before sunrise and had beautiful direction along the river. We had everything cooperating th…

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06 January 2014

Wildebeest Migration

25th December 2013 Serengeti Balloon Safaris conducted their first balloon safari of this season in Serengeti South this morning. The Great Migration is well and truly here.  Some 90% of the flight today was over the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra.  Apart from the countless migrating wildebeest and zebra, other sightings from the balloon today were lions, cheetah, hyena, buffalo and Grant’s gazelles. Serengeti Balloon Safaris operate in Serengeti South from December 25th 20…

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06 August 2013

Serengeti Balloon Safaris new website

Serengeti Balloon Safaris invite you to visit their new website  Please check our news page which includes the celebrity passengers that have enjoyed this exciting adventure over the Serengeti Plains and the good news that Wild Dogs are thriving in the Serengeti after an absence of two decades etc..   Last week, passengers flying with us in the beautiful Western Corridor of Serengeti witnessed from their balloon a big maned lion tussling with and killing …

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14 October 2011

Serengeti Balloon Safaris to Operate Seasonal Balloons in Seregeti South

Tony Pascoe, director of Serengeti Balloon Safaris announced that they will be operating in Serengeti South from December 25th 2011 through until the end of March 2012.  This will give visitors staying in the Ndutu / Serengeti South area the opportunity to float in a hot air balloon over this wonderful area at this spectacular time of year. N.B. As the balloon flight is within the Serengeti National Park, passengers coming from NCAA / Ndutu are required to pay Serengeti National Park fees…

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