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.
"Simply the best - well almost"
Great views, great breakfast, great experience." Read more about this whole safari
I did think that the actual flight time was quite short. I thought it was supposed to be between 60 and 90 mins, when it was actually much less than 60 mins. I don't know if this was really such good value for the money, however we're glad we did it." Read more about this whole safari
"A golden morning"
A wonderful experience, not only for the usual things - quiet, calm, stunning views, the gentle drift, the mighty beauty of the Namib - but also for the sheer professionalism of Astrid, our pilot, and her cheerful readiness to talk about what she was doing. It was an essay in skill and control throughout with the climax of an effortless landing and then the extraordinary deftness of her handling the basket and balloon, from the ground, to settle gently on the back of a trailer.
The breakfast in the morning sun was beautifully stage managed, too. First class." Read more about this whole safari
"smooth balloon ride"
I was really impressed with our pilot who brought us down really low over the river bed but have to say that the flames were a lot closer than i had imagined and it would have been good to have been advised in advance how hot it was on board as i thought my fleece would melt!" Read more about this whole safari
"Great experience ballooning over the desert"
We had some wonderful food, some of it home cooked, and plenty of bubbly to wash it down with. The crew were very entertaining and I would really recommend adding this experience to your itinery." Read more about this whole safari
"Ballooning in the Namib Desert"
He landed the basket neatly on the back of the trailer and then we had the most amazing breakfast with champagne." Read more about this whole safari
"Unforgettable - but very high!"
Although the breakfast was lovely we both felt that he would have preferred the balloon flight to be (a bit) cheaper and not include the brekfast - it was special enough on its own.
The entire trip was extremely well organised and felt totally safe." Read more about this whole safari