You will have to rise early, usually before dawn around 4 – 5 am to be taken from your camp to the ballooning start point. On getting there you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you watch as the balloon is inflated. When they are ready you clamber into the basket and your pilot will give you a short briefing. Then, as the sun rises, so does your balloon. The direction you take will depend on the wind and you may float over forest, plains or rivers. Your pilot will point out the game below and there are ample opportunities for photography. One of the best things about ballooning is that’s totally silent apart from the occasional noise from the balloon’s burners. After around an hour you will land on the plains, possibly with a bump and certainly ready for breakfast.
Once you’ve landed a breakfast will be set up and served for you in the middle of the park. You can enjoy a glass of champagne whilst the table is laid and sausages cooked for you. Sitting on a camp stool, tucking into breakfast and watching the birds soar overhead is a magical experience. After breakfast you climb into your safari vehicle and enjoy a game drive back to camp.
0500 hours – Wakeup call
0530 hours – Pick up and transfer to the launch site
0600 hours – Passengers arrive at the balloon launch site.
0615 hours – Balloon lift off for a flight of about one hour
On landing, passengers are provided with a delicious champagne-style bush breakfast. Flight Certificates are issued by the flight captain. Passengers return to their lodges or camps by about 1000 hours with a short game drive enroute.
Our balloon rates start from as low as US$450 per person.
Rates Include :
– Balloon Flight (approx one hour)
– Transfers from nearby camps and lodges.
– Champagne style bush breakfast .
– Transfer back to camp after breakfast
– Conservancy Landing Fees