Namib Sky Adventure Safaris
Francolino Fly-Ins (Twyfelfontein/Damaraland), Francolino Camp
African Adventure Balloons (Swakopmund)
Hot Air Ballooning Namibia (Brandberg)
Hot air balloon safaris and tours, parasailing
Information on hot air balloon safaris
and tours in our country.
1. Namib Desert (Sossusvlei flights): Namib Sky Safaris. Unforgettable and most beautiful experience in the Namib Desert. One of the most special tours conducted in the Namib desert. Safaris are conducted every day before sunrise from Sesriem.
The flights are weather permitted.
The duration of the flight is approximately one hour.
A spectacular launching and take off as the sun rises over the world's oldest desert. Your destination will be the wind-swept red sand dunes of the Namib. Soar with the winds over the ocean of sand and mountains, endless sea of shadow and light.
One of the reasons that flights are conducted in the mornings is that a balloon is very sensitive to wind and heat. In Namibia, the only time it is possible to fly balloon is one hour after sunrise in summer, 2.5 hours after sunrise in winter. It is impossible in windy conditions or on very hot mornings (more than 30°c). (The difference between the outside temperature and inside the balloon envelope being approx. 70°c). A pilot cannot steer a balloon, it goes with the wind at the same speed. He can just control the altitude, and according to the wind channels found, the direction preferred is chosen.
The passengers are collected from Le Mirage, Sossusvlei Lodge, Kulala Lodge, Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge and Sesriem camping site half an hour before sunrise free of charge. After the flight a champagne breakfast is served.
Transport back to your accommodation is included in the price.
Passengers staying in other establishments have to be at departure point on time to join the tour.
2. Flights from the area around Swakopmund: African Adventure Balloons. Passengers are picked up from hotels/pensions in Swakopmund. Generally flights are conducted in the vicinity of the Rossing Mountain with a magnificent view of Spitzkoppe Mountain, Moon Landscape and the Naukluft Range in the south. Champagne breakfast is served after the flight.
3. Flights from Mowani Camp (Damaraland): Francolino Fly-Ins.
4. ''Flying Fox''. DISCONTINUED TILL FURTHER NOTICE. This is the cable slide installed on the top of Rossing Mountain which is the world's longest (1100 m) and highest (200 m) cable slide. The program include 4x4 trail up to the top of the mountain with a spectacular views of the surrounding plains.
All safety precautions are in place and this activity is much safer than bungee jumping or quad biking.
5. Parasailing. DISCONTINUED TILL FURTHER NOTICE. This activity is conducted in vicinity of Swakopmund close to the dunes.
5. African Balloon Safaris at Brandberg.
Meeting point is at the tourism info centre in Uis on the day of departure 30 minutes before sunrise. On the evening prior to the ballooning at 6pm the pilot will be available
for any questions or discussions on the trip at the same venue. A group must consist of 3-5 persons (minimum is 3 persons) Booking in advance is essential.
The take-off of the balloon is weather permitting. Minimum age is 12 years.
Payment is not processed until the date of the flight due to the reason that it can be cancelled in case of bad weather
|Rates: on request|
Namib Sky Safaris:
Closed on 25 December, 1 January and from 15 January until 15 of February yearly
Sossusvlei flight (1 hour)
Please download a booking form here and fax it back to us: +264 61 244558
Special large groups: Min 24 - Max 56 passengers .
The group is split in two, and each of the passengers will have ½ hour flight, and ½ hour following the balloon in 4x4.
This allows to take pictures from the ground and from the air.
Champagne breakfast is served after final landing before the drive back.
|African Adventure Balloons Swakopmund|
|Closed till further notice|
Hot Air Ballooning
Namibia: Twyfelfontein: same routes as Francolino Fly-Ins in the past
Air Transport License 108
Mowani Camp entrance, morning flight with champagne
Children: 13 years and older: full rate. No children under 13 years old.
No discounts for children
Contact & reservations:
P.O. Box 3127 Windhoek, Namibia
Fax: +264 61 244558
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
See also: Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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