Flying in a hot air balloon at sunrise over the pristine natural landscapes of Africa is an unbeatable experience, seeing from the heights the animals of the savannah living their day to day, without being scared and with the extra adrenaline of being soaring through the skies, It will remain etched in our minds.
This is a much less invasive way to see wild animals. You will not influence their daily activities and, in addition, you will have a broad vision of what is happening, you will need binoculars to be able to see the different scenes.
When to do it?
Balloon flights take place first thing in the morning before the earth warms up. It is more advisable to do it in the dry season. If it is done in the wet season, when there is more vegetation, we may not see the animals that can camouflage themselves in the bushes.
Where to go on a balloon safari?
Experience the magic of lighter-than-air flight in the most spectacular areas that span this continent by following the following list of the best places in Africa for a hot air balloon safari in the comfort of a huge woven basket securely attached. to a fluttering balloon:
Kenya and Tanzania during the Great Migration
Being the time of the Great Migration, you will be lucky enough to see millions of wildebeest and zebras everywhere, the contrasts of green and brown colors, the tiny giraffes and the families of elephants.
In Kenya, you can do this tour in the Masai Mara National Park, it shares the same ecosystem with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania; In both, you will be able to observe diverse wildlife from above, endless plains and the wildebeest migration, in addition, you will be able to see the spectacular sunrise over the horizon and the remarkable changing colors of the earth.
Kafue National Park, Zambia
It has spectacular wildlife that tends to congregate around water sources. The Busanga Plains, located at the northern end of the park, are the best area to see an abundance of wildlife, where sightings of hippos, buffalo, puku and red lechwe are common.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Here, you will catch the first rays of the African sun as you soar over this National Park. The launch site is in the beautiful valley of the Sabie River. Depending on the direction of the wind, the balloon can float over fruit trees and bushes, or forests and hills.
Sahara Desert, Tunisia
In the top list of icons of Africa, is the Sahara Desert, it is the largest hot desert in the world. It’s worth watching the sun come to life over the golden dunes as you float nearly 1,000 feet above the ground.