What You Should Do To Prepare For A Balloon Safari In The Serengeti : You’ve planned your itinerary, booked your lodging, and selected the date of your balloon safari in the Serengeti. Excellent work! We are aware that you are eager to take a sky safari for the first time. If this is not your first visit, you are incredibly excited to explore what the natural world has in store for you.

 Even though these preparations appear adequate, there are still more things you need to do in order to guarantee a seamless balloon safari experience. In this article blog we will cover for you of how you should prepare for your upcoming Serengeti Balloon Flight. This guide will help you to arrange unforgettable safari. Let’s have a look at some preparations you should make in order to get the most out of your balloon safari in the Serengeti National Park.


  1. Sleep early the night before.

Our balloon safaris take place quite early in the morning. Don’t stay up too late the night before to avoid being sleep deprived on your balloon safari in the Serengeti, since you will need to depart from your lodging facility around dawn.

 We probably do not need to say this, but just in case, don’t drink too much the night before. A hangover combined with the height of the balloon trip will make for a miserable experience, so try not to drink too much the night before your ride.

  1. Request a Wake-Up Call from Your Hotel Reception

Sleeping early is not enough; you also need to get up early and arrive on time. The majority of hotels do provide a complimentary wake-up call service. To make sure you have enough time to prepare for the trip, you can employ the service. Setting the wake-up call for 30 to 45 minutes in advance of the pickup time is what we recommend.

  1. Charge up

In the Serengeti, a balloon safari offers unforgettable experiences that make for memorable photos. Aerial views of the entire countryside and fauna are breathtaking. To capture amazing photos and videos during your balloon safari, make sure all of your electrical gadgets, including cameras and cell phones, are well charged.

  1. Prepare warm clothes the night before.

Given that you are departing early in the morning, the weather will likely be cold. As our skilled pilots give you a safety briefing at the launch site, you can also feel chilly and uneasy. To protect yourself from the morning breeze, we suggest dressing in layers. As an added precaution, make sure your daytime pants provide plenty of room for mobility. The ideal attire is anything that will allow you to bend freely because you will need to climb in and out of the balloon.

  1. Listen to your pilot before the flight.

Riding a balloon high in the sky always carries some risk, just like any other activity. To ensure that your journey is both safe and enjoyable, our crew members and pilots are highly skilled and diligent in observing all safety protocols. One of the precautions is to give you a safety briefing before each flight. To guarantee a safe journey, we encourage you to pay close attention and follow the pilot’s instructions.

  1. Wear comfortable and closed shoes.

We want your balloon safari to be the greatest experience possible for you. Unbelievably, footwear can make a significant difference in this regard. Purchasing closed, well-fitting shoes is always preferable. This is because the landing and launch sites may be moist, and nobody enjoys walking around with soggy feet.

  1. Wear a hat if you have long hair.

We recommend tucking your hair in during the balloon’s takeoff and landing to ensure the best possible experience for you and the other passengers. Strong gusts could be present at that moment, causing your hair to blow everywhere.

  1. Carry only your essentials during the flight.

We want you to glide as softly as you can while you soar over the Serengeti. Not everything you packed for the car ride to the safari needs to be brought. To capture those infrequent moments, only bring the necessities with you, such as sunglasses, binoculars, and cameras. You can leave them in the car, and they will be given to you when you get there. Count on us to keep your belongings secure.

  1. Medicate Accordingly

If you have a history of motion sickness or if you get queasy at heights, using the right medication will help your trip go more smoothly. Remember to put on sunscreen before embarking on your balloon journey.

  1. Visit the Loo Before the Flight

It may take hours after you set out on your balloon safari adventure to find a restroom. Before starting this amazing experience, make sure to empty your bladder. A hot balloon safari does not stop in the middle, unlike a wildlife drive.

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  1. Keep your belongings secure.

During the safari, you’ll probably have a phone, a camera, or perhaps sunglasses with you. We suggest that you keep all of these necessities close during the journey. Verify that they are tethered and in close proximity to you. To secure your belongings, use a wrist or neck strap. It would be unfortunate to lose your gear while the balloon is in midair because ours may soar very high.

  1. Don’t Worry About the Landing

Our pilots are skilled professionals who have logged thousands of flight hours. That said, it is impossible to determine when the balloon will land. The balloon may land smoothly while standing upright, it may land uneventfully, or it may topple over. In any case, you’ll have a good time, and don’t worry—our pilots are experienced and will give you instructions on what to do in each situation.

  1. Be ready to celebrate!

Making sure you get the greatest safari experience possible is our main objective. Before the flight, enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and some cookies at the launch location. After arriving, we toast with champagne to a successful safari and head to a picturesque spot for an unforgettable bush breakfast. You can take a Tanzania wildlife safari from the sky with us.


With luck, the aforementioned checklist will help you get ready for your Serengeti balloon Safari experience. Please get in touch with us if there is any preparation-related question you would like further information on; we will be pleased to assist you.

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