Kenya Tanzania experiences hot air balloon wildebeest family safari

Hot air balloon safari

See your safari from on high in the basket of a hot air balloon

Hot air balloon safaris
Drifting aloft at dawn offers a stunning perspective on the wild
Kenya Masai Mara Angama family safari

Few experiences are as evocative as a hot air balloon safari over the African wilderness, and it’s an adventure that holds a special place in our hearts.

Gliding silently and serenely aloft, you’ll watch the world come to life with the sunrise, then drift down to a champagne breakfast in the middle of the bush.

It’s an incredible activity to enjoy together, and we never hesitate to recommend it as a sure highlight on a luxury family safari holiday.

Hot air balloon safaris
Drifting aloft at dawn offers a stunning perspective on the wild
Kenya Masai Mara Hemingways Ol Seki family safari
Kenya hot-air balloon portrait Masai Mara family safari
Best places to soar on high

Hot air balloon safaris are only available in select areas, most often those with expansive plains to drift over: Tanzania‘s Serengeti and Kenya‘s Masai Mara – two of the best family safari destinations.

It’s well worth booking in advance, being an activity that’s in understandably high demand. Ballooning is available year-round but depends on the conditions of the day; safety is taken seriously, and for this reason only children aged seven and over are allowed and everyone must be limber enough to climb in and out of the basket.

Kenya Masai Mara Ngare Serian family safari
A different view

Watching wildlife from on high makes for a magical perspective and taking in the magnitude of the Great Migration is absolutely breath-taking.

If the conditions are right, the pilot’s artistry at play will see you soar up, up and away, as well as skim the earth, or trace ripples on a river. It’s a whole new world up there.

Kenya Masai Mara Angama family safari
Making magical memories

Our love for hot air ballooning on a Kenya family safari holiday is rooted in special personal memories.

We were lucky to enjoy one in the Masai Mara the morning after we got engaged, and we also took 24 of our extended family on a hot air balloon ride on a ‘familymoon’ after our wedding.

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Suggested itineraries
Our favourite itineraries for a hot air balloon safari
  • Bucket list family safari Tanzania

    Our ultimate Tanzania bucket list family safari takes in all this incredible country has to offer.

    Guide Price From £6,165 | $8,385 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 14 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park, Ruaha National Park, Zanzibar Islands,
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  • Tanzania family safari holiday

    This classic Northern Tanzania safari circuit takes in some of the most breathtaking wildlife spectacles and landscapes imaginable.

    Guide Price From £3,785 | $5,150 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park,
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  • Kenya safari and beach holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with some time on Kenya's gorgeous coastline with our signature Kenya family safari and beach holiday.

    Guide Price From £3,680 | $5,000 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 10 nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Nairobi, Masai Mara, Kenya Coast,
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  • Kenya wildlife and conservation safari holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with beautiful scenery and incredible conservation successes in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

    Guide Price From £4,350 | $5,900 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 nights
    Best Months July - March
    Region Nairobi, Lewa and Laikipia, Masai Mara,
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  • Southern Tanzania safari holiday

    Experience a unique and memorable family safari adventure in Tanzania's southern parks.

    Guide Price From £4,255 | $5,785 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 7 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Ruaha National Park, Nyerere National Park,
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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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