Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Reviews of Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Excellent(94%) From 58 travellers
Excellent
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Good
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Below are independent comments from 58 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.
D & K from Texas
Date: 18-Aug-2018 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Balloon Ride was Awesome

The balloon ride was a highlight of our trip. We had reservations about paying the high price, but it would have been a major mistake to pass up this opportunity.

Weather delayed our scheduled balloon ride twice, but luckily for us we were able to do it on the morning our departure. We experienced an incredible sight as low clouds hung over the desert with dunes and mountains peeking through. The light was incredible and having 2 balloons enabled all kinds of photo opportunities. The pilots and operator raved on and on about this being an incredible flight. I believe them.

You know the flight is really good when the pilots are excited and taking pictures along with the passengers.

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Mr & Mrs F from St Albans
Date: 28-Jul-2018 Based at: Little Kulala
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Fantastic balloon trip

A fabulous experience.

The company was very well organised, the pilot (Jerome) was great and the champagne breakfast afterwards was perfect.

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Ms J from London
Date: 7-Jun-2018 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Wonderful Ballooning in the Namib desert

Fantastic - apart from a rather annoying group of photographers who were also part of this and clearly thought they were the only ones that mattered.

As mentioned on previous comments not enough prior information was given on this and given the state of the road and the fact that we had to get there in the dark it would have been good to have been picked up.

The trip itself was great - beautiful sunrise, landscape etc and good breakfast after

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Mr & Mrs H from Taunton
Date: 10-Oct-2017 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Pilot was entertaining

Balloon ride lived up to expectations

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Paul & Nicky from Keswick
Date: 5-Sep-2017 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Ballooning over the desert

Denis and his team provided a truly memorable trip. The balloon trip alone would be spectacular enough, but Denis provided a whole extra dimension. His knowledge and love of the area and his families commitment to the entire region is clearly from the heart. He has a genuine warmth and love for the area, it’s people and ballooning that results in this being beyond just a balloon flight. He is also clearly a very highly skilled balloon pilot.

If you are nervous or having second thoughts, then put them aside and have a day to remember for ever.

A thank you also to the ground crew, particularly Sancho, for looking after my wife whilst tracking the balloon.

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Ms W from Gauteng
Date: 26-Aug-2017 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

balloon flight over Namib

Everything went according to plan, wonderful experience

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Vivonholiday from UK
Date: 27-Jun-2017 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Well worth the money

This is an extremely professional organisation. a highlight of our trip,

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Mr & Mrs L from London
Date: 6-Aug-2016 Based at: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Overall:
Good
Good

A lovely trip

Rob was wonderful and gave us a fantastic morning.

The views were spectacular but I was a little disappointed not to be nearer to the dunes.

The breakfast afterwards was out of this world.

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Ms R from London
Date: 5-Aug-2016 Based at: Kulala Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Thoroughly recommended!

Hot air ballooning over the red desert is probably one of those everlasting experiences. If you're pondering on whether it is worth the extra money, just do it and get it booked.

We were lucky to be able to go on the day we had scheduled, as sometimes if there is too much or not enough wind the ride will be postponed - so try and give yourselves a couple of days. The champagne breakfast by the dunes following the dune ride itself was a great experience too.

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Mr & Mrs F from W Midlands
Date: 24-May-2016 Based at: Desert Quiver Camp
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Up, up and away

Awesome!

A very professional outfit. We felt completely safe in their hands. A wonderful way to see the desert landscape.

The champagne breakfast was very tasty with plenty of variety.

Would highly recommend this activity to others.

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