The first and most prominent hot air balloon safari company in Tanzania; the Serengeti Balloon Safaris has recently announced their intention to start operating hot air balloon safaris in the largest national park in Tanzania; The Ruaha National Park. A first of its kind in the southern and central safari circuit in Tanzania the operation (the flights) is set to begin mid this year and to be precise they have announced 15th June 2018 as the first day of operations.
Tanzania Safari with Hot Air balloon Safaris in Ruaha Park
Ruaha National Park is currently Tanzania’s largest National Park after nearby concession and wildlife areas were brought in and gazetted to join the original park. Ruaha National Park covers some 20,000 sq km and lies in the southern part of this beautiful, (towards central Serengeti) and it is a premium safari destination in the country due to its vastness but also remoteness.
Ruaha is a far cry from the busy tourist circuits of northern Tanzania, it boasts a baobab-studded landscape and excellent game viewing by vehicle or on foot (guided by armed rangers) and soon the park can now be explored from aloft; by hot-air balloon.
Recently test-flights were conducted in Ruaha and they were an unmitigated success; according to Serengeti Balloon Safaris the longest operating hot air balloon Safari Company in Tanzania.
Ruaha National park can be toured as part of our Safaris from Zanzibar or you can tour Ruaha as part of a longer safari tour starting from Dar es Salaam.
Tanzania safaris – Ruaha National Park, Hot Air Balloon rides
There are very different flying conditions to Serengeti, with fantastic game and gorgeous scenery, (read the Ruaha River from above) and we at Tanzania Safari Supremacy can’t wait start booking clients on hot air balloon safaris in the vast, remotest, wild Ruaha National Park!
The prices for the balloon safari in Ruaha will be the same as the price for the ride in Serengeti at USD 549 inclusive all taxes and concession fees.
Some of the safaris that can extend to Ruaha in the Southern Tanzania Safari circuit include our 5 days Mikumi and Selous Game Reserve. With 3 more days on top you can go as far as Ruaha National Park and you may be the first client to ride on a Hot Air Balloon in the Ruaha National Park!