Hot Air Ballooning
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It’s dawn in the African wilderness. You slowly lift off the ground, borne loft beneath a giant, colourful balloon. It’s a sensation like no other. The sun rises across plains brimming with animals. You ghost along, witnessing Africa at its most beguiling.
Hot-air ballooning is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, best enjoyed with a loved one as you soar above the African plains. Our team of more than 50 travel experts is ready to help plan your hot-air ballooning trip. Contact us right now to get complimentary, first-hand advice.
After a thrilling hour, you sink slowly back to Earth. A bump and you’re back on terra firms where the balloon pilot pops a bottle of Champagne to toast your magical flight. Contact us today and let’s start planning that hot-air balloon adventure!
There are several lodges and operators in southern and East Africa that offer hot-air ballooning. It’s a great addition to a safari and affords you the chance to see sublime landscapes teeming with game from a unique angle. From the Kruger Park and the Magaliesberg Mountains to the Serengeti and Namib Desert, we offer balloon safaris in vastly diverse African environments.
You’ll meet your pilot at dawn, receive a briefing and watch in growing anticipation as your balloon is slowly inflated. The balloon takes off with the rising sun and is gently propelled by the morning breeze. The pilot controls your altitude – sometimes at treetop height, sometimes even lower – offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife passing below.
At other times, the pilot will climb to 1000 feet or more so that you can properly take in the majesty of the landscape. From time to time he’ll blast heat into the balloon with powerful burners. But for the most part, the ride is blissfully silent.
Privately-owned and fully independent, our core aim is to ensure the smoothest safari experience possible with 24/7 support.
Tailor-made, full service itineraries including flights, transfers, car hires and any extras at no extra cost to you.
Enjoy complete financial protection. We are fully accredited and bonded, any money paid to us receives a third-party guarantee.
If you find a better rate, we will match it. Our relationships with Africa’s top operators means you get the best rates.