One of the newest properties in Tarangire, Balloon Camp is, as the name suggests, connected with the balloon safari operator, Adventures Aloft and is operated by the Mada Hotel Group. Being situated close to Boundary Hill, to the eastern side of the park, allows the property excellent views out over Silala swamp to the south and this is probably the choice of the less expensive properties inside of the park.
As mentioned above, the location of the property really is, for us, the main selling point as the views over the surrounding region are truly spectacular. Game viewing activities require descending back down to the open plains rather than in and around camp.
The tents are all laid out in a line along the ridge affording each uninhibited views out to the horizon. With only 6 Rooms to choose from it means that you are always guaranteed that great view from anywhere you are in the camp.
The rooms, for the price bracket, are very well priced and, including the view, have a comfortable verandah and comfortable furnishings. Where they are positioned to make the most of the view, it is also true that this also means that they are a little more exposed than other properties, but this is a small price to pay in our book.
Game driving and balloon safaris are, very much, the order of the day. There is a daily flight for clients if they so choose that departs early morning and follows the trajectory wherever the wind blows to finish with a champagne breakfast.