01 Nov 2023

Serengeti Balloon Safaris To Embark On World First Trans-Serengeti Ballooning Expedition With Kate Humble


1st November 2023 will see the launch of a long term dream by Serengeti Balloon Safaris – to traverse the Serengeti from East to West by hot air balloon. This unique adventure is being joined by the acclaimed TV presenter and conservationist Kate Humble along with a select few clients.

The journey will see the team depart from Central Serengeti’s Gol Kopjes and then, over 4 consecutive days, they will fly westwards before landing on the shores of Lake Victoria. Each morning the team will fly for c. 1.5 hours, catching the steady morning air, enjoying the magical Serengeti landscape from the air, traversing over unseen landscapes and hidden corners of wilderness. On landing each morning the team will then be joined by the Wayo Africa expert walking guides as they continue on foot to their mobile Wayo fly camps which will move daily along with the expedition team. This light footprint adventure offers a totally unique perspective of this famous park and the team will be meeting with resident conservationists and scientists on the way who are without doubt the modern heroes of this fabled land.

The team are being joined by friend of Serengeti Balloon Safaris Kate Humble who, along with her award winning filmmaker husband, will be capturing the magic of this adventure on camera for a future TV commission.

A select number of paying clients are also joining the expedition which partnered with Far & Wild Travel, Aardvark Safaris and sabbatical travel company LiNGER.

This unique journey is a test flight by Serengeti Balloon Safaris who intend to develop other ballooning journeys into 2024.

John Corse, MD of Serengeti Balloon Safaris commented;

“We are hugely excited about this forthcoming expedition which has long been a personal dream of mine. Whilst our pilots are of course incredibly experienced and familiar with the beauty of the Serengeti this opportunity to traverse it from East to West, accessing totally hidden corners, and then landing in a community which has never seen a balloon before, is one that we couldn’t miss.”

Follow the expedition on Serengeti Balloon Safari’s Instagram feed.

For more information contact Charlie at Green Travel Marketing [email protected]