The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world. . Serengeti means endless plain in the Maasai Language. The so-called big-five -Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo can be seen here including the huge herds of Wildebeest, Gazelle and Zebra. One of the most unique and remarkable scenes is the annual migration of Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, and other plain's animals. As the herd moves to new grazing grounds they are followed by predators such as Lopms. Leopards, Cheetahs and Hyenas. The size of the park is 14,763 sq km as big as Northern Ireland.
Serengeti Balloon Safari
At long last visitors will have the opportunity to have a bird’s eye view of the Serengeti Western Corridor and marvelthe wildlife and scenery from a hot air balloon.Serengeti Balloon Safaris have been in existence in central Serengeti since 1995.Following success in central Serengeti and the demand for starting the same operation in the western part of the Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Balloon Safaris launched their first balloon trip in the Serengeti Western Corridor on 16th December 2007.
The Serengeti Balloon Safaris will now have 3 baskets carrying a total of 44 passengers; two based in central Serengeti each with 16 seats (32 pax) and the third one a 12-seater which will be in western Serengeti. Operating in the same schedule as in central Serengeti, the Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your western Serengeti lodge / camp (Grumeti River Camp, Kirawira Camp, Mbalageti Camp) early at 05h30 for the launch site. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.At dawn the balloon takes off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you.Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will probably ascend to 1000 feet or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions.
Upon landing you celebrate with an excellent sparkling wine before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in “Out of Africa” style with china, linen table cloths, King’s silver etc. After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate and we drive you back to our rendezvous point with game viewing en route, arriving around 09h30 ready to continue with your day’s activities. Early wake up around 05:00hrs, and after tea/coffee & cookies, depart for launch site, about an hour’s drive from your lodge. On the way you may see some nocturnal animals. The balloon flight takes about an hour over the endless Serengeti plains, at times ascending to an altitude of 1,000 feet or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. Sparkling wine toast on landing, followed by a full English breakfast cooked on the balloon burner served in the middle of the bush.
Built into a series of massive rocks, the lodge is situated in the heart of the Serengeti and is ideal for witnessing the seasonal migration of vast herds of plains animals. The Lodge has seventy five rooms with private bathrooms.
Serengeti Sopa Lodge
This lodge is constructed in the intriguing style of Masai Manyatta, each building with rounded corners and flat roofs. The complex is superbly situated in the Nyarboro Hills, an area of intense natural beauty. The acacia woodland on the lower slopes of the hills and the all-year-round springs have created an ideal habitat for many species of game living in this area. The elevated position of the lodge provides guests with a cooling breeze above the sunbaked plains and sweeping panoramic views of timeless Africa.
Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serengeti Serena Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of a landscape teeming with game. The wildlife defines the Serengeti countless zebra, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, and other species make it their home. Big game feed in full view of the lodge itself. The terrain is the main stage for the great wildebeest migrations, an awesome spectacle involving millions of these beasts. The lodge design is simple but stunning.Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel "huts" house the luxury guest rooms.
Lobo Wildlife Lodge (TAHI group)
Considered to be one of the most beautiful lodges in Tanzania, its beauty can be described as breathtaking. It is built into the faults and contours of a massive rock promontory overlooking the Serengeti Plains. At Lobo, a variety of wildlife can be easily viewed from the bedroom window, the swimming pool and the rock-top. A short drive away leads one into the heart of the Serengeti Plains teeming with wildlife.