What You Can Expect To See in a Balloon Safari in Tanzania

April 1, 2020 | 4 Min read

Over the years, the Serengeti National Park has become one of the most popular destinations for Hot Air Balloon Safaris around the globe. Found in the northern region of Tanzania, the Serengeti, its history and wildlife are the heart of this beautiful country.

For those eager to discover this rich and unique land, a hot air balloon safari is one of the best ways to appreciate this adventure in all its glory and splendor. For first-timers, you may be wondering what to expect from this daring experience? Here is an overview of what a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti has to offer.

Hot air balloon being filled in the early morning in preparation for a safari

EARLY MORNING PREP

Waking up at 4 o’clock in the morning, you will be driven to the take-off site by one of our fleet cars. Once you have arrived, you will be treated to hot coffee and light snacks while our crew sets up for the flight.

Our captain will also give you a short briefing about the logistics of the flight, the safety procedures and an overview of the trip. You will then be allowed into the hot air balloon for the beginning of your adventure.

A beautiful ariel view of the Serengeti

A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE SERENGETI

You will fly up to about 3000 feet where you will be able to witness the sunrise over the Serengeti, lighting up the winding rivers and chasing the shadows off its endless plains.

The sunrise in the Serengeti

As the land comes to life below you, you will have the chance to enjoy and admire the beauty of this foreign world unfolding before your eyes in peace and quiet. The scenery witnessed from the balloon floating above the clouds will undoubtedly take your breath away and strike you as one of the most magnificent sunrises you will have the chance to admire.

As you break through the clouds on your descent closer to the ground, you will get a wonderful panoramic view of the savanna and plains scattered with famous kopjes rocks, which are chunks of metamorphic bedrock jutting out of more recent volcanic soil, bushes and streams where animals rest, hunt and live.

Monkeys on a tree in the Serengeti

A THRIVING ECOSYSTEM BEFORE YOUR EYES

This sanctuary is home to a flourishing ecosystem of wild animals sharing these lands, such as antelopes, hyenas, lions, crocodiles and eagles among so many other species.

You will be able to track and follow the trails of the waking white-bearded wildebeests, the hordes of elephants drinking and bathing in the streams, giraffes galloping in the prairies and if you are lucky, even spot leopards lounging in low trees. 

Miracle Experience balloon high in the skies during a safari

ONLY THE BEST FOR OUR GUESTS

During the flight, you will be served several types of juices and hot beverages while our expert pilot guides you along with the different landscapes and sightings, as well as the history of this kingdom full of miracles.

As you soar above an ocean of grassland, absorb the magnificence and magnitude of the national park. Just before landing, a group photo will also be taken from the sky as a token of your time with us.

A 5 star bush breakfast

A 5 STAR BUSH BREAKFAST

Once the pilot safely lands the hot air balloon, a car will come to pick you up from the landing site to take you to a luxurious breakfast in the bush. On your way there, you will be able to enjoy the Serengeti and its wonders from the ground too, capturing the wildlife and scenery from another angle.

At the site, you will be immersed in the mesmerizing culture and energy of Tanzania through our traditional welcome dance and song from our team,  which you are more than welcome to join and celebrate.

You will then be led to the 5 stars worthy breakfast table where you can choose from all the different varieties proposed in our menu and even get delicious eggs customized to your liking.

Our cooks with a smile ready to serve

Our cooks will happily prepare these succulent meals of your choice made from the finest ingredients, while you toast with champagne at “Maisha Marefu”, meaning “To a long life”. The crew will then continue to entertain you with songs and dances particular to African origins and traditions.

THE FINAL STRETCH

After the festivities, you will be driven back to your hotels or residences and left to look back on this miracle experience and the wonders you had the opportunity to witness.

We will be sure to send you pictures from your trip so that you can appreciate the memories of your Miracle Experience long after it is over.

Our wish at Miracle Experience Hot Air Balloon Safari is to share the beauty, uniqueness, wilderness, and soul of the Serengeti seen from the sky and the people of Tanzania with the world.

Our safari follows no road but takes you wherever you please along the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park. Come and join us on our next flight and see for yourself what the Serengeti is all about.

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