The Experience

-what’s the story?

A hot air balloon flight is a real journey of discovery and you’ll receive an equally unforgettable experience whenever and wherever you choose to fly. With a balloon to carry you, an experienced pilot to guide you and the Great Namib Desert Outdoors to amaze you, all you need is an appetite for adventure.
You can look forward to:
• greeting and passenger registration
• full pilot briefing
• invitation to help with the inflation of the balloon to prepare for take off
• around 45 minutes to an hour’s flight in a hot air balloon as part of a small group of passengers (up to 8)
• invitation to help with the balloon after landing
• champagne breakfast or soft drink
• retrieval service back to your accommodation in one of our vehicles
The nature of hot air balloons means no two flights are ever the same. So, where you’ll fly and what you’ll see, be it where the desert meets the sea, the desert only or the natural beauty of Namibia, is really up to the wind. One thing’s for sure though, this is a story you’ll be telling for years to come.
(note: we cannot guarantee that animals will be seen during flight)

Important information

when do we fly?
We schedule flights morning and some evenings, seven days a week during the Namibian ballooning season which is usually all year, but does vary in some areas. There are some times that are generally too poor for ballooning leading to a large number of flights being cancelled.
when don’t we fly?
Sometimes flights have to be cancelled because of adverse weather conditions such as high winds speeds and poor visibility. Our pilot bases his decisions on the latest forecasts from the local airport and he will always call flights “on” or “off” if it is possible to do so. We do not recommend that people book hotels or make other plans reliant on the balloon flight taking place for this reason.
what do I do if my flight is cancelled?
If your flight is cancelled, don’t worry because you can just book onto another flight.
what if I want to cancel my flight?
You can cancel a flight online up to seven days before at, or by phone. After these times you will need to attend the flight unless there are extenuating circumstances.
who can fly in a balloon?
To fly in a balloon you must be at least 10 years of age, and we ask that our younger passengers (under