Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Reviews of Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Excellent(93%) From 59 travellers
Excellent
49
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 59 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs SH from Seattle
Date: 9-Dec-2019 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Ballooning in the Namib Desert review

Wow! Need i say more.

But yes, the pilot was fun, funny, and we felt so safe with him.

Do it!

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Mr & Mrs L from Surrey
Date: 27-Sep-2019 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Poor
Poor

Failure to go ballooning

On the expected day of our flight the weather lead to cancellation of all flying. We then discovered that we had no booking in any case.Further investigation by Kulala Lodge found that we had been booked for October not September! We were then offered an impractical flight for the day we were due to leave so we were then promised a full refund.

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Mr K from Channel Islands
Date: 22-Sep-2019 Based at: Sossus Dune Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Ballooning in the Namib Desert review

This was my fourth flight and one of the most memorable, I will never forget Agita's wide eyes (her first flight) and the amazing landing as we came in over the brachan dunes - stunning just stunning

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Ludocie from Sheen
Date: 17-May-2019 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Worth every penny.

We had never done it before and absolutely loved it; as a ride and more particularly as a way of seeing the landscape.

Breathtaking....and the champagne breakfast was rather nice, too!

Expensive but really worth it.

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Mr and Mrs A. from Chobham
Date: 16-Dec-2018 Based at: Little Kulala
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Stunning sunrise views of the desert

Loved the whole experience even though touristy.

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Simon&Carmelo from Italy
Date: 27-Sep-2018
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Breathtaking Experience

We really enjoyed all aspects of this flight over the Namib desert. Dan our pilot was very informative and pointed out wildlife and various aspects of the dunes we could see from the balloon. The landing was perfect and the breakfast couldnt have been nicer. I would definitely recommend this trip a high point of our desert visit.

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Mrs E. from Exeter
Date: 22-Sep-2018 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

A spectacular experience

We were fortunate in that the balloons didn’t fly the previous day because there was too much wind, but we were extremely lucky and the day was perfect.

We were taken to the balloon site very early, in time for the safety briefing and to watch the balloons being inflated. There were 16 in each basket , and two balloons, so that we each had a view of the other. The pilot Sanchez came from a family of balloonists and was very experienced and great fun.

The flight over the desert was spectacular, and lasted over an hour, with Sanchez looking for a landing site.

He warned us that the balloon might tip over and therefore showed us how to brace ourselves just in case! As it turned out it was a bit bumpy but no problem.

Champagne breakfast in the desert, what service!

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Mr D. from Chelmsford
Date: 18-Sep-2018 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Ballooning in the Namib Desert review

Great experience

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Mr & Mrs S from Hampshire
Date: 13-Sep-2018 Based at: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Ballooning in the Namib Desert review

Utterly fantastic!

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Dr D & Prof H from UK
Date: 1-Sep-2018 Based at: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Ballooning in the Namib Desert review

A fantastic experience, run in the most professional and efficient way.

The pilot (Tracy) and her ground crew were superb and highly skilled; and the champagne breakfast was a real delight. Not having experienced a balloon ride before we found the landing a little bit bumpy but also thrilling and part of the experience.

A fabulous and unique way of viewing the landscape and the scale of the desert.

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