Balloon Safari

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If the landscapes from the ground are already breathtaking; imagine those from a silent swooping hot air balloon several hundred feet above the endless savannah.

Your day will begin very early with a pre-dawn wakeup call, followed by a transfer to the balloon launch site. On the way, you may be fortunate to spot nocturnal animals. At the launch site, you will witness the balloon’s preparation for takeoff at dawn. Rising as the sun rises, you will effortlessly float over the Serengeti for an hour, however, this will largely depend on the prevailing wind conditions - this is what makes every flight unique. The pilot, conversant with the surrounding areas, will take advantage of various wind currents and altitudes, and as committed conservationists, will point out wildlife and features of interest. It is only appropriate that your flight in style will follow with a special “Out of Africa” champagne breakfast in the bush; served in style. After, you will be taken back to a rendezvous point where you’ll continue your adventure with your Safari Guide.    

Although an expensive excursion, this is an incredible safari bucket list experience that will top-off your Serengeti adventure. It is also possible to charter special private balloon flights in the Grumeti Reserve for honeymooners or those seeking ultimate exclusivity.

Cost per person $540

Advanced booking is required

Zanzibar Island

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10day-smallThe perfect paradise to visit after Safari or Kilimanjaro climb! From the pristine white beaches and clear blue Indian Ocean, to the colourful bustling markets and historic slave and spice trade sites of Stone Town. Some notable excursions one can opt for are the Blue Safari, Spice tour, Historic Stone Town tour, Prison Island tour & Jozani Forest game drive - There’s plenty to do, or not to do, in Zanzibar!

 

A typical Zanzibar extension:

Day 1-3: Transfer from Zanzibar Airport to a beach resort of your choice in the Northern or Eastern coasts of Zanzibar for some well-deserved “R&R”.

Day 4-5: Transfer back to Stone Town from the beach resorts to explore the century old trade hub and the origins of Swahili culture. Last day, morning transfer back to Zanzibar Airport for your flight.

Explore our Tanzania Map for recommended Resorts and Hotels for your Zanzibar getaway.

Prices vary by length of stay and accommodations chosen.

Selous & Ruaha

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2The world’s largest game reserve, spans a vast 12 million acres – larger than Switzerland! It’s best accessed via scenic local charter flights. Game viewing is centered in the northern corridor of the reserve around the Rufiji River; the vital water lifeline that’s supports half of Tanzania’s elephants. Rufiji allows unique wildlife viewing experience by boat. Moreover, game drives are done in open-sided vehicles and guided walking safaris are also possible.

Selous is in close proximity to Ruaha, so it is a good opportunity to extend this trip to Ruaha to experience the more remote side of Tanzania and have even better chances of viewing its rare southern wildlife, such as the Greater Kudu.

Recommended length of stay – 4 days

Explore our Tanzania Map for accommodations for your Selous safari.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

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rwanda-gorilla-2A short flight will take you to Kigali in Rwanda, where you will overnight before continuing the following day to see the rare mountain gorillas – of which only 700 remain worldwide. Assisted by an expert guide, you will trek in dense mountain terrain in search of these endangered primates.  Before departing Rwanda, you will have the opportunity to visit the well-known Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.

 

Recommended length of stay – 4 days

Prices vary based on chosen accommodations and length of stay.