• An old lion with an impressive mane resting in the Serengeti

3 Days Safari + Hot Air Balloon Adventure | Serengeti National Park

Tanzania Northern Circuit

The world’s most famous National Park in combination with a unique balloon safari experience over the endless plains… just extraordinary. A short 1,5 h domestic flight departing from Zanzibar Airport and you are already entering the the vast expanse of the Serengeti ecosystem before making your descent to Seronera Airstrip.

The legendary Serengeti is home to an extraordinary array of wildlife, including the famous “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros). The park is perhaps best known for hosting the annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other herbivores move in a cyclical pattern in search of water and grazing. The migration involves dramatic river crossings and has a profound impact on the ecosystem’s dynamics.

Your accommodation will be Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma for 2 nights. The spacious Lodge is located within a designated Wildlife Mangament Area (Ikoma) at the very border of the Serengeti national park.

Day 1:

Your tour starts with an early transfer to Zanzibar Airport, followed by a domestic flight to Seronera airstrip, located in the heart of the legendary Serengeti. The park is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros). But also a lot of other species such as giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species can be spotted in the vast national park.

Within half an hour of disembarkation of the aircraft, you will be in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof, ready for the first game drive of your unique adventure!

Day 2:

A full day to explore the legendary Serengeti – catch up on the wildlife you missed on the first day! One of the most famous natural events in the world, the Great Migration, occurs in the Serengeti. This annual movement of over a million wildebeests and other herbivores, accompanied by predators, is a breathtaking spectacle as they traverse the plains and cross rivers in search of food and water. Our English speaking guides are very knowledgeable on flora and fauna and will plot a route according to the Great Migration animal patterns.

After dinner you can embark on an optional night game drive. A spotlight is fitted to the vehicle and before you know it you catch the first reflections of the animals’ eyes. The night is another world altogether out there, interesting action of the nocturnal animals, different shades and shadows and unknown sounds. Typical animals of the night are Springhares (a nocturnal animal that looks like a cross between a kangaroo and a rabbit), Bushbabies, civets and genet cats, a rare Aardvark or Porcupine and others.

Day 3:

Today you will admire the breathtaking scenery of the Serengeti from above with a hot air balloon Safari. This popular excursion is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

You will be picked up at Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma Lodge around 04:45 and taken to the launch site for a sunrise take-off. After a beautiful flight of approximately 1 hour, you will be toasted with champagne upon landing and then served a ‘full English’ breakfast under a tree before being taken back to your Safari guide at a prearranged location. For optimal enjoyment, children from the age of five years and above are admitted. After this excicting adventure your guide will bring you back to the Seronera airstrip in central Serengeti for your return flight to Zanzibar.

A map of the northern Safari circuit in Tanzania with a red pin marker in the Serengeti National Park
A map of eastern Tanzania with Africa Safari Lodges (Paradise & Wilderness group)

Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma

Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma is a comfortable Safari Lodge only 300 metres from the Serengeti National Park border, within the Ikoma Reserve that forms a section of the vast Serengeti Ecosystem. Since the lodge grounds are part of a Game Controlled Area (GCA) and due to its proximity to the Grumeti River, Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma has a backyard full of animals and the annual Great Migration is here for several months of the year.

The Lodge premises are very generous, so your Safari Comfort Tent accommodation comes with excellent privacy. These semi-permanent canvas lodgings with en-suite bathrooms offer incredible views of the Serengeti from the comfort of your own private terrace equipped with a table and chairs (see pictures). Strategically located between Serengeti Seronera, Grumeti and Ikorongo Game Reserves the lodge serves as a perfect hub for exploring the Serengeti Eco System with all its fantastic highlights.

Sleeping under canvas and being surrounded by the amazing Serengeti plains truly brings you close to nature. The 50m² Safari Comfort Tents are furnished with a king-size bed or two single beds, plenty of storage space, private bathrooms, private terrace and power sockets to recharge your devices. In the large restaurant / bar building you will have free access to the internet and a cozy lounge in the first floor with truly spectacular panoramic views over the endless plains of the legendary Serengeti National Park.


  • Maximum occupancy 3 guests per safari comfort tent
  • Double bed (180cm x 200cm)
  • Inside and outside seating area
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Free WiFi in restaurant & lounge area
  • Fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Charging points for mobile phones and cameras
  • Quality mattress and bed linen
  • Mosquito net
  • Terrace
Rate per adult (2 adults sharing) Infant 0-1.99yr (sharing with 1 adult) Child 2-4.99yr (sharing with 2 adults) Child 5-11.99yr (sharing with 2 adults)
$ 2.386 N/A N/A $ 1.676
Child 12-15.99yr (sharing with 2 adults) 3rd adult (sharing with 2 adults) Single adult travelling in group, single room occupancy Solo traveller
$ 1.752 $ 1.929 $ 2.486 $ 2.822

These prices include the following services:

  • Zanzibar airport transfers (sharing)
  • Domestic flights
  • Private Game drives
  • Meals and bush lunch
  • Park entry- and landing fees
  • 2x Night Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma
  • Serengeti Hot Air Ballon Safari

Required reservation information:

  • Full names of each guest as per passport
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport/ID number

Published rates subject to changes in government-, park authority and airline tax increases or levy changes. Paradise & Wilderness reserves the right to change departure times, routing or carrier when so required for operational, weather or safety reasons. Paradise & Wilderness can not be held responsible for missed connections on flights booked with other airlines, due to flight delays. Timings are indicative only. Exact times will be communicated on tickets and during the trip. Prices may vary subject to season, room category and number of travellers.

  • Early morning pick-up from hotel
  • Transfer to Zanzibar Airport
  • Domestic flight – Zanzibar to Serengeti Seronera Airstrip
  • Private Safari game drive in the Serengeti National Park
  • Mid-morning coffee/tea break
  • Authentic safari bush lunch, served at set tables
  • 2x Night Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma (Safari Comfort Tent)
  • Hot Air Ballon Safari
  • Return Flight Serengeti Seronera Airstrip to Zanzibar
  • Transfer back to your accommodation
  • Full Board Meal Plan
  • Daily departure possible!
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