Mawe Lodges

African Safari experience from the Sky.

Hot Air Balloon Safari: Soar Above Tarangire and Serengeti’s Untamed Beauty

Experience the wild wonders of Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks from an entirely new perspective – floating high above in a majestic hot air balloon! Mawe Lodges presents a once-in-a-lifetime adventure – the Hot Air Balloon Safari – an unforgettable journey that will take your breath away.

A Bird’s-Eye View of the Savanna:

As the sun rises, you’ll ascend into the sky aboard a spacious and secure hot air balloon. The panoramic views from above will leave you in awe as you witness the sprawling landscapes dotted with acacia trees and the vast herds of wildlife roaming freely below.

Serenity and Tranquility:

With only the gentle whisper of the wind as your soundtrack, this serene experience will contrast the usual bustling wildlife safaris. The hot air balloon offers a peaceful escape into the untouched beauty of the African wilderness, allowing you to absorb the majesty of Tarangire and Serengeti truly.

Wildlife Spectacle from Above:

The breathtaking wildlife spectacle unfolds beneath you as you float higher. Watch in amazement as elephants gather at watering holes, giraffes stretch for the highest leaves, and lions begin their morning hunt. Your bird’s-eye view grants you a privileged perspective on nature’s theater.

Mesmerizing Sunrise and Scenic Beauty:

The experience peaks during sunrise when the golden rays cast a magical glow over the landscape. The changing colors of the sky create a mesmerizing backdrop for your hot air balloon adventure, making it a photographer’s dream come true.

Expert Pilots and Safety:

Rest assured, our hot air balloon safaris are led by highly experienced pilots well-versed in the area’s topography and wildlife behavior. Safety is paramount, and our pilots adhere to strict safety protocols, ensuring a worry-free journey for all participants.

Champagne Breakfast Celebration:

After an enchanting flight, you’ll be greeted with a traditional champagne breakfast upon landing. Raise a toast to your extraordinary adventure as you relish the moment and share stories of your aerial escapade with fellow adventurers.

A Memory to Treasure Forever:

The hot air balloon safari is not just a thrilling adventure; it’s an experience that will etch memories in your heart forever. The feeling of weightlessness, the awe-inspiring sights, and the connection to nature’s grandeur will stay with you long after the journey.


Need to Know


  • Balloon rides are available in both the Serengeti and Tarangire only.
  • The balloon companies we work with brief guests the night before their experience. They collect guests early the following morning to take off just as the sun rises above the horizon and end with a hearty breakfast out on the plains.
  • We collect our guests after the activity to continue the planned safari or other activities.  

About FAQs

Balloon safaris take around 1hr to 1hr 15 minutes, but the activity from pick up and return to the lodge takes about 3-4hrs.

Mornings are usually cold, it’s good to have a layer of warm clothes, preferred long sleeve for both shirt and pants, a camera and binocular is recommended.
Comfortable walking in closed shoes are also essential.

Balloon flights are limited to a certain number of passengers, mostly from 12-16 people; that being the case, the seats get quickly sold out. We would recommend booking ahead of time to avoid last-minute disappointment.

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