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Ballooning in the Okavango Delta

Ballooning in the Okavango Delta

Overview: Ballooning in the Okavango Delta

Spend the morning watching one of the world's largest inland deltas come to life as the sun rises. After an early start, watch the spectacle of hot-air balloon inflation before floating with the winds over the remarkable lush Okavango Delta.

After about a 45-minute flight depending on the wind, you'll drift back down to terra firma. On landing, you will be met with a champagne brunch set up under a shady tree.

For those less keen on heights, we can arrange for you to join the ground crew and enjoy brunch and champagne with your travel companions.

Please note that this activity is, for the time being, no longer on offer, but when it was it was only possible from Vumbura Plains, Little Vumbura and Mapula Lodge.

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.
Start location
Vumbura Plains, Little Vumbura, Setare Camp or Mapula Camp in the Okavango Delta
End location
Back at your camp
Meals included
Picnic Champagne brunch
Half day - mornings only
Maximum group size
Four people - minimum two people

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Ballooning over the Okavango Delta is a truly remarkable experience.
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Ballooning over the Okavango Delta is a truly remarkable experience.

Arriving in style.

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