Few things in this world can get me out of bed at 3:30am. A sunrise hot air balloon flight over The Serengeti during our safari adventures in Tanzania was one of them. The entire safari experience is surreal but this in particular was a nice treat, especially since we were able to see things outside of our jeeps. We were picked up in the morning and drove about an hour to our balloon sight.
We went early October and it was a bit chilly, especially that early in the morning. The air is refreshingly cool and crisp so jackets and a light scarf definitely came in handy! We caught the sun peeking out while they began to inflate our balloons and briefed us with a bit of safety and precautions.
Shawn, our guide did a great job of following the winds and getting us a good view of all the stunning scenery. We caught some fun views of hippos, zebras, giraffes, elephants, and a few hyenas but the real treat is definitely the scenery. The entire experience was like being in a postcard, it was a stunning sunrise and chance to be up in the air.
We ended our ballon ride with a bottomless mimosa outdoor English breakfast! All in all, it was a lovely experience. Definitely worth getting up early in the morning! And you get back midmorning so plenty of time for safari-ing post adventure!