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Namibia Safari

Namibia Safari

Namibia is a country in Southern Africa. It is a spectacular country with beautiful landscapes, sand dunes and wildlife. You can also choose from the huge variety of lodge trips and safaris, which are organized by many tour operators. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia […]

Ten Facts about Hot Air Ballooning

Ten Facts about Hot Air Ballooning

1.  Hot air ballooning is one of the most safest mode of flight. 2. The hot air balloon is the first successful human-carrying flight technology. The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes on November […]

9 Things to Expect When Going Hot Air Ballooning

9 Things to Expect When Going Hot Air Ballooning

Welcome to the world of hot air ballooning. Here is what you can expect when taking a hot air balloon ride.

1. Hot air ballooning is a great way to enjoy and appreciate flying in its simplest and truest form.

2. Most flights are done at dawn so expect morning temperatures on most of your trip. Layered clothing is advisable so you can adjust and adapt your body temperature to your preferred comfort level. A hat or visor and sunglasses are advised.

3. Expect that your flight may be cancelled due to any sign of unfavourable ballooning weather. Hot air balloons rely on wind. Your cancelled flight will be re-scheduled as soon as it is safe to do so. Hot air ballooning attracts so many participants and one of the reasons is because is one of the safest modes of flying.

4. Flights only occur a couple of hour’s post sunrise. Calmer winds are eminent during these times and vary depending on the months that you prefer to fly.

5. Taking off and landing are gentle; there are some instances where a balloon may land on its side, so called ‘ sports landing’. This is the reason why wind conditions are carefully considered by the pilots to ensure a perfect and upright landing.

6. Upon return, passengers are invited to raise a glass as their pilot toasts to yet another dream come true with our traditional Champagne celebration and few snacks.

7. Expect a wonderful sights and breathtaking sceneries.

8. It’s more than just flying. Hot air ballooning also shares interesting facts and knowledge. This activity has come a long way. The history and how it first started will surely add a more nostalgic feel to your balloon ride.

9. Hot air ballooning can generate more memories than you would ever imagine. It is a fun activity that you can share with special people in your life.

 

How a Hot Air Balloon Works

How a Hot Air Balloon Works

The working of a hot air balloon is actually much simpler then you could imagine. The basic workings of a hot air balloon are based on the fact that heated air rises in cooler air because it is lighter. Because hot air rises it means […]

Hot Air Ballooning fun for everyone

Hot Air Ballooning fun for everyone

Do you want to fly? Do you want to enjoy flying? Ditch the noisy engine and clip the speed hungry wings. Fly like it was intended, smooth, floating and almost in a whimsical manner. There is something about hot air ballooning that can calm even […]


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