Reviews: Ballooning in the Namib Desert
Below are independent comments from 69 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.
"Up, up and away"
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." Read more about this whole safari
"Fantastic. A must do activity."
"Namib Desert Balloon flight was phenomenal!"
Comfortable jeep transfers to and from balloon.
Amazing experience had by all of our group. Sunrise over the desert was spectacular and we will have some treasured photos to remember the trip.
Breakfast next to the canyon was delicious!" Read more about this whole safari
"Floating over the dunes"
The gas burners fire for a few seconds to give sufficient lift then off slowly into the dawn sky. Eerily quiet as we peered down onto the dunes below for a flight lasting about an hour. Other balloons depart at a similar time so there are some fantastic photo opportunities for colourfull baloons sweeping across the orange dunes.
We'd been briefed on the positions to adopt for a bumpy landing, but in the end it was incredibly smooth. Our pilot Marnie was obviously very experienced, and we skimmed the sand for a few seconds before coming to a halt.
Then it was a quick jeep ride to the foot of a dune where an enourmous breakfast was laid out on trestle tables. Coffee, champagene, fruit and even tried zebra meat!" Read more about this whole safari
"What a breeze"
Landing the balloon back on its trailer was brilliant showmanship but, followed by the sabraged "champagne" breakfast, it just perfectly completed the experience." Read more about this whole safari
The trip was excellent! Airborne for over an hour with John as pilot. He even rotated the balloon so we all had chance to get good photos!
Breakfast was spectacular." Read more about this whole safari