Balloon Safari Package
Places you will visit: This package includes: Governor's Camp, Masai Mara - Kenya, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park - Tanzania, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Tanzania.
Suitability: For those interested in experiencing Africa in a unique way, from the air in a hot air balloon.
Note: This package is based on arrival from Wilson Airport and departure from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Birds Eye View
Witness the beauty and magnificence of Kenya and Tanzania from the sky in an awesome hot air balloon.
Days 1 - 3: Governor's Camp, Kenya
You are transferred by a representative from your arrival point in Nairobi to Wilson Airport to connect with your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara airstrip. Upon arrival, you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to the camp. You spend 3 nights at Governor's Camp in a safari tent with en-suite facilities on a full board basis. Your stay includes game activities, laundry, park fees and return airstrip transfers.
Governor's Camp is set in a lush forest along the winding banks of the mighty Mara River, home to Hippo and Crocodile. Everything at this camp is under canvas and all tents boast en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing water.
For the adventure of a lifetime during your Tanzania safari, guests can enjoy the unique experience of a balloon safari over the plains, forests and rivers of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is famous for its abundance of bird and wildlife throughout the year. Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile and prolific numbers of plains game can be seen regularly.
Masai Mara also plays host to the greatest natural spectacle in the world, the Great Migration, where millions of Wildebeest and Zebra migrate from the dry plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the rich and lush grasslands of the Masai Mara.
Little Governor's Camp which has the perfect natural launch site and offers easy access for the take off shortly after sunrise. Your balloon safari lasts about an hour, with ample opportunities for photography and video filming form this spectacular perspective.
After landing, guest's enjoy a traditional champagne toast, followed by a delicious breakfast cooked on the balloon burners in the middle of the wide, open plains of Kenya. Each passenger is then presented with a certificate signed by the pilot to commemorate the flight. Your balloon safari ends with a leisurely game drive to your camp.
Days 4 & 5: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Tanzania
After a relaxing morning, you are transferred to the Masai Mara Airstrip to connect with your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. Upon arrival, you will board your second scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. On arrival, you will be met by a lodge representative for your road transfer to your lodge accommodation.
You will spend 2 wonderful nights at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge in a thatched room with en-suite bathroom on a full board basis. Your stay includes a full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park in a 4X4 safari vehicle, transfers and park fees.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is located at the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment and overlooks the Great Rift Valley. Accommodation is in 67 spacious rooms with en-suite bathroom with shower facilities and a private verandah. The main area includes a dining room with indoor and outdoor seating, a bar, lounge, curio shop and a small meeting room. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, the perfect way to cool down on a hot day in Africa.
Days 6 & 7: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Tanzania
On day 6 of your Tanzania safari, you will be transferred by road to the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. Here you will spend 2 nights in a twin bedded chalet with en-suite facilities on a full board basis. Your stay includes a full day Crater tour, transfers and park fees.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is built on the rim of a dormant and collapsed volcano. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, with over 20 000 animals making this their permanent home. This lodge offers accommodation in 75 guest rooms with en-suite showers and a private terrace.
The main lodge houses a full service lounge, a restaurant and bar and a fixed telescope to view stars. Activities available at this lodge include full day trips into the caldera, visits to the local Maasai village or even a trip to the famous Olduvai Gorge, all at an additional cost.
Day 8: Depart
Today you transfer to the airstrip to connect with your scheduled flight via Arusha Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Upon arrival, you will board your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred by road to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight home.
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- Laundry as per itinerary
- Scheduled domestic flights as per itinerary
- Scheduled transfers as per itinerary
- Scheduled game activities as per itinerary
- Tanzania National Park fees
- Kenya National Park fees
- Domestic departure tax from Arusha Airport, Manyara Airstrip
- Domestic departure tax from Wilson Airport
- International departure tax from Wilson Airport
- International departure tax from Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Telephone calls
- Crafts shop purchases
- Gratuities and all items of a personal nature
- Meals and drinks as per itinerary
- Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
- Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified
- Laundry not specified
- Visa fees
- Airport service fee