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How Safe are Hot Air Balloon Flights?

Since the invention of the first hot air balloon flight in 1783, significant breakthroughs have been made in creating safer balloons with controlled altitude, duration, and buoyancy. Propane burners, specialized materials and years of practice have brought the hot air balloon to the top of the list of the safest means of aerial travel in the world.

There is no reason to feel frightened of Hot Air Balloon Flight

If you are unfamiliar with the basic working of a hot air balloon, then the prospect of your first flight might seem intimidating. However, we are here to assure you that there is absolutely no reason to feel frightened. A hot air balloon is essentially a large nylon bag securely attached to a wicker basket. A steel propane burner blows hot air into the envelope causing it to inflate and eventually gain altitude. Similarly, as the air in the balloon cools down, the basket gradually loses altitude. 

Miracle Experience Hot Air Balloon Flight in the Clouds

Following this simple principle, your pilot can adjust the vertical course of your balloon to bring you above the clouds to witness the sunrise over the Serengeti, or closer to the ground to spot its thriving flora and fauna. Often referred to as floating like a feather, a flight in a hot air balloon is a smooth and serene adventure. The direction of the wind gently guides your basket over the endless plains of the Serengeti with its prospering grassland, curving rivers, ancient kopjes, and its vibrant wildlife.

Miracle Experience Hot Air Balloon Flight Safari Cars

While road safaris are enjoyable tours, the perspective and views offered by a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti remain unparalleled. You will get the chance to witness the various types of animals which make up the prized ecosystem of the National Park in all their splendor while maintaining an unobstructed distance ensuring your presence is not disturbing to its wildlife.

Dipping close to the ground, you will get the chance to follow the trails of the migrating wildebeests following the rains in search of green pastures, and perhaps even spot prides of lions hunting in the savanna or lounging on the breezy kopjes, or cheetahs resting on a low branch.

Miracle Experience Hot Air Balloon Flights

Hot Air Balloon Flight During Landing

As the end of your tour nears, your pilot will gently and gradually steer the balloon to a secure location in the park. Depending on the wind, your basket can either land effortlessly upright or experience a slight drag and tip over before immobilizing. However, both landing techniques are extremely common and have been performed by our trained pilots on countless occasions. You will be previously walked through the process, as well as the position to adopt for landing.

Launching site for Hot Air Balloon Flight

Your safety and Wellbeing

At Miracle Experience, the safety and well-being of our passengers and staff members remain at the heart of our work. All our equipment is inspected and maintained following requirements set by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority guaranteeing checks are performed after every 100 hours of flight or on an annual basis.

Hot Air Balloon Flight on air

Our pilots are also highly experienced and commercially certified, cumulating over 15,000 hours of safe flight. They demonstrate top-class skills in first aid, professional safety assurance, and fire training.  With their expertise, they will guide you through the different safety measures and rules to respect a peaceful ride.

By topping failsafe equipment with years of experience and training, we guarantee that your Hot Air Balloon safari in the wild will be a smooth and safe ride, giving you all the time to appreciate and contemplate the wonders of the Serengeti in the most relaxed and serene environment.

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