Looking to book your first hot air balloon flight but still unsure of where and when to go? All our flights are unique and offer marvelous insight into the best areas of the Serengeti. However, knowing what to expect might help you pick the destination which best fits your liking.
Forming the central part of the Serengeti, the Seronera region offers a year-round game viewing opportunity. Well known for its abundance of lions, leopards and cheetahs, the Seronera Valley is sometimes known as the Big Cat Capital.
While lions can often be spotted around the indigenous kopjes scattered around the grassland, cheetahs and leopards have chosen the territory of the Seronera River banks as a source of fresh water and a rallying point for many animals in the area. The vast plains of the central Serengeti and its rivers and swamps are also home to a wide fauna, such as elephants, buffaloes, impalas and more, which travel and thrive among the tall grass, with balloon safari Serengeti you can see it all.
From June to November, flying over the Mara River and the Northern Serengeti gives the perfect opportunity to witness the famous wildebeest crossing. Every year, thousands of wildebeests attempt to make their way across the river during their migration in search of greener pastures.
This spectacle has been known as one of the most extraordinary sightings one might spot through the Great Migration. The herds often fall prey to the basks of crocodiles living along the Mara River. While this may not be a sight for sensitive eyes, this show of nature is undoubtedly one of the memorable scenes of a flight over Kogatende.
Back to the Southern region of the Serengeti, December to March usually marks the return of the wildebeests. Moving back to the low grass plains of the Ndutu Region, the wildebeests and other animals need the nutrient-rich pastures for the calving season. Yet again, another awe-inspiring scene of the Serengeti and its plains, lakes and woodlands, flying over thousands of animals and their newly born calves is a sight you won’t forget. For those interested in a little more action, the calving season also means a lot of hunting opportunities for the cheetahs, leopards and lions which hunt in these regions.
The Grumeti River can be found along the Western corridor of the Serengeti. The Great Migration will usually reach this region around June and begin the perilous crossing of the river. Their progression is slowed and sometimes even halted at this point due to the specially large crocodiles and other predators living along the river and its banks which take a toll on the herds. Flying over this area offers a close and unique encounter with the wildebeests.
Miracle Experience is glad to announce that we will be adding an all-year flight to Tarangire to our list of destinations as from June 2021. You’ll get to enjoy a serene flight over this majestic national park and gaze at its ancient 100ft Baobab trees, herds of elephants, water holes and more.
It was on a clear morning, on the 8th of September, that Ally and his loved ones set out for a truly miraculous experience. These locals living in Dar Es Salaam travelled to Arusha to enjoy and discover the treasures of the Serengeti through their own eyes for the first time. While the endless plains of the Serengeti and its vibrant fauna are part of the cultural heritage of the locals, it is still a surprise to notice that not all Tanzanians have had the chance to lay eyes on its secrets.
It was thus with great excitement that Ally and his team hopped aboard one of our hot air balloons on this Tuesday morning, shortly before sunrise. Gently rising into the air, the group got their first glimpse of the still-dark plains before the sun gradually peaked over the horizon to gently wake up the grasslands. Guided by their pilot, the group was able to safely enjoy this once in a lifetime adventure, spotting various animals hidden in the wild before gently touching down in the middle of the Serengeti. The group was then treated to a five star breakfast in the bush.
Here’s what Ally had to say:
“Where do I even start? An experience that stays in the heart forever. We had a wonderful flight on the 8th of sept 2020. The pilot spotted animals we would never have seen by ourselves, super alert. It’s a once in a lifetime trip, but now i’m having thoughts of going again. The bush breakfast is the icing on the cake. Special thanks to the reservation’s manager, Mr. Sammy, for the incredible preparations. Always there to assist and make plans better every time. An item off the bucket list. Miracle Experience Balloon Safari, the name speaks for itself. Kudos to you all.”
Ally and his loved ones are some of our latest locals who have made the voyage to uncover the beauty of this mythical place. The Miracle Experience team is always glad to help the local community enjoy what is rightfully theirs. The Serengeti is the heart of Tanzania and so should the people have the opportunity to cross this adventure off their bucket list.