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On landing, guests are welcome with champagne before sitting down to a full English breakfast On landing, guests are welcome with champagne before sitting down to a full English breakfast

Balloon Safaris Take Flight in Tanzania

Ruaha Balloon Safaris officially launched in Tanzania in June, operated by Serengeti Balloon Safaris, with flights taking off near Msembe on the Ruaha River.

John Corse, managing director, Serengeti Balloon Safaris, elaborated, “We take off before sunrise and fly for approximately one hour, usually over the river and landing somewhere near the Ruaha/Mwagusi River confluence, after a variety of low and high flying.”

Flights operate daily between June 15 and October 31 with guests picked up from their lodge or camp in Ruaha National Park, then taken to the launch site near Ruaha River for the balloon flight. There they are briefed while watching their balloon inflate, launching at 06:15.

According to the company, all the licensed balloon pilots operating the flights are highly experienced, and can precisely control the altitude of the balloon.