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Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Overview: Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Witness the world’s oldest desert come to life at sunrise, with an unforgettable balloon flight. After an early start, watch the spectacle of a hot-air balloon inflation before floating with the winds over the seemingly endless ocean of dunes that make up the Namib Sand Sea. Travelling with the wind is a truly remarkable and tranquil experience, sometimes as if you’re not moving at all.

After a flight of up to an hour, you’ll drift back down to terra firma. On landing you will be met with a champagne breakfast, set up amongst the dunes. Expect plenty of bubbles and a traditional Namibian breakfast buffet complete with cold meats, cereals, fruit and muffins.

After breakfast your pilot will present flight certificates to each of the participants before you depart on a relaxed nature drive back to your lodge or meeting point.

For those less keen on heights we can arrange for you to join the ground crew and enjoy breakfast in the dunes with your travel companion(s).

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.

Start location
Depending on where you are staying you will be collected 30–45 minutes before sunrise and transferred to your launch site.
End location
After your champagne breakfast you will be transferred back to your accommodation or meeting point.
Meals included
A champagne breakfast is included.
Duration
Half day, including breakfast
Maximum group size
Balloon sizes vary, but each balloon can hold up to eight or 16 people, and there can be up to three balloons out at a time.

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What to look forward to.


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Ballooning over the Namib Desert is a truly remarkable and memorable experience...
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...arrive just before sunrise to watch the balloons inflating...
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...before taking off and drifting up into the sky...
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...for a birds eye view of the sun making its daily appearance.
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Your flight will last up to an hour...
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...as you drift, on the breeze, over the dunes...
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...and mountains of the Namib Desert.
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Once your flight is over you drift gently back to earth...
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...to enjoy your Champagne breakfast amongst the dunes.

Ballooning over the Namib Desert is a truly remarkable and memorable experience...

...arrive just before sunrise to watch the balloons inflating...

...before taking off and drifting up into the sky...

...for a birds eye view of the sun making its daily appearance.

Your flight will last up to an hour...

...as you drift, on the breeze, over the dunes...

...and mountains of the Namib Desert.

Once your flight is over you drift gently back to earth...

...to enjoy your Champagne breakfast amongst the dunes.

Ballooning in the Namib Desert reviews

4 independent first-hand comments from our travellers.


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59 reviews since August 2007
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Overall rating: Excellent

Mr KfromChannel Islands

22 Sep 2019

"Ballooning in the Namib Desert review"

"...stunning just stunning …" Read Mr K’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

LudociefromSheen

17 May 2019

"Worth every penny. "

"Breathtaking....and the champagne breakfast was rather nice, too! …" Read Ludocie’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr and Mrs A.fromChobham

16 Dec 2018

"Stunning sunrise views of the desert"

"Loved the whole experience …" Read Mr and Mrs A.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Simon&CarmelofromItaly

27 Sep 2018

"Breathtaking Experience"

"I would definitely recommend this trip a high point of our desert visit. …" Read Simon&Carmelo’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs E.fromExeter

22 Sep 2018

"A spectacular experience"

"The flight over the desert was spectacular …" Read Mrs E.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr D.fromChelmsford

18 Sep 2018

"Ballooning in the Namib Desert review"

"Great experience …" Read Mr D.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs SfromHampshire

13 Sep 2018

"Ballooning in the Namib Desert review"

"Utterly fantastic! …" Read Mr & Mrs S’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Dr D & Prof HfromUK

1 Sep 2018

"Ballooning in the Namib Desert review"

"A fabulous and unique way of viewing the landscape and the scale of the desert. …" Read Dr D & Prof H’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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