Ballooning in the Namib Desert

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).

Start location/time: Depending on where you are staying you will be collected 30–45 minutes before sunrise and transferred to your launch site. Timings will be confirmed the night before.

End location: After your champagne breakfast you will be transferred back to your accommodation or meeting point.

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.

Meals included: A champagne breakfast is included.

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