Maasai Mara, Taita Hills, Serengeti
Daily at 06.30hrs
Take off as the sun rises and strokes the tops of trees with its golden glow. From the air, the riverine forests and grassy plains take on a new meaning and the variety of wildlife is astounding: elephant and buffalo, herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelope and, for the sharp-eyed, even lion basking in the early morning sun. An hour or so later you will land on the still-dewy plain for a mouthwatering breakfast. Balloon safaris are operated in the Maasai Mara and Taita Hills in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania.