Ballooning in the Serengeti
As part of a Serengeti or Masai Mara Safari, it is often possible to add a balloon ride. It is one of the most amazing experiences to float silently above the wild animals (you never know what you are going so see). You will see the beautiful sunrise whilst floating in the balloon, they are generally quite stunning.
You are collected from your camp very early in the morning by the ballooning company and taken to the launch site. Safety instructions will be given before you get into the basket for take-off. The flight lasts for approximately one hour, dependant on winds. Once you land, there is the traditional Champagne toast before a full English Breakfast served with lots of champagne and completely in the wild. It is sensational.
BUT, you do pay for the experience, currently ballooning in the Serengeti costs $560.00pp US, but it is extaordinary and if your budget can stretch to it, highly recommended.