The Game you can see on a Hot Air Balloon Safari

As the hot air balloon takes you out of the plains of the Serengeti, there are a wide variety of different animals that you can see on this Tanzania Safari. If you are going to the Serengeti to witness the Great Migration, then there is no better place to see it than from the air.

The 2 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 impalas, Thompson’s gazelles and Grant’s gazelles can be seen to their full effect and wonder from the air above, giving you a real insight into just why it’s called the Great Migration.

There is also an opportunity to see the predators of the plains of the Serengeti from a very different angle. With between and 3,000 and 4,000 lions in the park, as well as a plethora of cheetahs, leopards and hyenas, you won’t be disappointed.

There are also a myriad of other animals that call the Serengeti National Park home that you can see like never before from the air. These include elephants, topi, eland, hartebeest, serval, bat-eared foxes, hyrax, genet, hares, caracal, porcupines, aardvarks, giraffes, jackals, mongoose, crocodiles, monitor lizards, aardwolves, baboons, vervet and colobus monkeys as well as other primates and over 500 species of birds.

A hot air balloon safari in Tanzania offers a unique and breathtaking view of the wildlife and landscapes below. Here are some of the wildlife you can expect to see on a hot air balloon safari in Tanzania:

  1. Elephants: Tanzania is home to large populations of elephants, and they can often be seen in herds from the hot air balloon. Seeing these majestic creatures from above is an unforgettable experience.

  2. Lions: Lions are a common sight in the Serengeti National Park, and you may be lucky enough to see them hunting or lazing in the sun from your hot air balloon.

  3. Wildebeest: The wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular wildlife events in the world, and a hot air balloon safari offers a unique perspective to view this natural phenomenon.

  4. Zebras: Zebras are abundant in the Serengeti National Park, and you can often see large herds from the hot air balloon.

  5. Giraffes: Seeing giraffes from above is a unique and breathtaking experience. These tall and graceful animals can often be seen roaming the plains of the Serengeti.

  6. Hippos: Although hippos are more commonly found in the rivers and lakes of Tanzania, they can also be seen from the hot air balloon as they come out of the water to graze on the grassy banks.

  7. Cheetahs: Cheetahs are the fastest land animals and can often be seen sprinting across the Serengeti plains. From the hot air balloon, you can watch these incredible animals in action.

  8. Buffalos: Buffalos are one of the “Big Five” animals in Tanzania and can often be seen in large herds. From the hot air balloon, you can get a sense of the sheer size and power of these animals.

  9. Gazelles: Gazelles are common in the Serengeti National Park and are known for their speed and agility. Seeing them darting across the plains from above is a breathtaking experience.

  10. Birds: Tanzania is also home to a wide variety of birds, and a hot air balloon safari offers a unique opportunity to see them from above. Some of the birds you may see include ostriches, vultures, eagles, and storks.

In conclusion, a hot air balloon safari in Tanzania offers a unique and unforgettable way to view the incredible wildlife that makes Tanzania one of the top safari destinations in the world.

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