Up, Up and Away

When we were booking the trip, there were a number of additional events we could choose. We passed on going to Zanzibar or climbing Kilimanjaro, but the sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the Serengeti looked too good to pass up.

So, we got up at 4:30 and drove to the landing area where the driver was firing up the balloon.

You can see the passenger bucket in this picture. You'll notice that it's on its side. We had to climb in on our backs, then brace ourselves like astronauts for take-off.

Loading Balloon at Serengeti