Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari In 2021 -2022 - Expectation Vs. Reality

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Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Planning your next adventure to Tanzania? Is Serengeti National Park Safari on your bucket list? Then you must consider Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safaris as it gives you the most stunning view of the park. Imagine looking at the vast area of over 14 thousand square km through a bird’s eye.

“UP ABOVE THE SERENGETI SO HIGH, A HOT AIR BALLOON IN THE SKY”

The Hot Air Balloon Safari at the Serengeti National Park is an incredibly unique experience. Imagine rising with the sun early in the morning, viewing the Serengeti horizon to horizon, all from a bird’s-eye view. So you should definitely include Hot Air Balloon Safari in your Tanzania Safari Tours.

The whole adventure of a hot air balloon flight is somewhat capricious by nature. You must plan well in advance with your Tanzania Travel Guide for this. Finally, certain fortunate accordance of conditions is required for lift-off to be given the green light. When it all comes together, though… the end result is, despite all the prose we’re throwing at you here, nearly is indescribable.

WHAT EXACTLY DOES A SERENGETI HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI ENTAIL?

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safaris

The adventure of the Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari starts with an early morning, even by safari standards. Liftoff will be somewhere around 6:00 a.m. There may be a small journey to get out to the launch site—keep your eyes peeled for nocturnal critters ending their sunless shifts! As you pull up to your colorful craft, you’ll meet with the flight crew finishing up final preparations, and waiting for you and your party to board the basket. If conditions remain calm and clear, the burners are fired, ties are freed, braces hoisted—and you’re lifted gracefully into the air.

For another hour or so, your balloon will slowly climb through the sky drifting gracefully with the winds, giving you unparalleled views of the countryside at sunrise, and awarding the chance to witness the universal beauty and wider workings of the vast ecosystems you’ve seen on the ground. As you float towards your landing zone towards the designated spot in the Serengeti National Park, a gentle descent—followed by an occasionally bumpy landing—marks the end of your exhilarating aerial excursion. But don’t worry! Your Tanzania Safari Guide has made arrangements of champagne the moment you lifted off, so a full fancy breakfast waits for only steps away to conclude your morning adventure in sumptuous style.

IS SERENGETI HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI SAFE? HOW DOES IT WORK?

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Putting aside the alluring early morning glee of sunshine, the real reason for the morning time slot of your Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari comes down to the simple physics of a hot air balloon i.e. it needs cooler air temperature for the flight. This can easily be explained with the example of a rubber ducky floating in your bath. As that adorable little duck, lightweight and full of air, is less dense than the water around it; and so, the water supports it, lifting it up.

The same theory is applied but on a larger scale. The design of the balloon relies on a simple principle: hot air is less dense than cold air.  The envelope of the balloon is filled with hot air. After that, the atmospheric chillier and denser morning air works to lift the balloon up against gravity—like the water lifting up the ducky. The hotter the air inside the balloon is, the less dense it becomes, as the colder atmosphere will squeeze it up.

Once it is skyward it cannot maneuver horizontally because it is at the mercy of the winds. On top of that, currents in the airflow in various directions at different altitudes. Don’t worry, a skilled pilot can change elevation to catch an opportunistic breeze, thus maintaining some control over the flight path.

This is the reason when you are booking your Tanzanian Safari Tours and opting for Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari, your Tanzania Safari Guide will advise you for early-morning flights. Because on top of the colder air providing buoyancy, cooler mornings are more reliable for calmer winds

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI – RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers with back problems should avoid air safari
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Are children under the age of 7 years allowed? No
  • Most travelers can participate

Due to the Covid-19, some additional measures have been taken to ensure the safety of all.

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

WANT TO PLAN YOUR SERENGETI HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI?

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safaris To get the maximum out of your Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari ride, the key is to plan ahead. As these bookings tend to fill up in advance.  If you’re eager to take the skies, just let us know—we’ll take you under their wing and sort everything out for you.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s write your Tanzania Travel Requirements together. Contact Lifetime Safaris today for a once in a lifetime experience in Serengeti National Park.

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