Air Balloon Adventures in Africa

by Benjamin Kerns

Jul 27, 2016

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Trends / Adventure

One of the best ways to view a new place is from high above. That’s why air ballooning Africa has become a popular new way to travel in the world’s most exciting continent. Whether you want to float over the Serengeti or stare down overtop Johannesburg, there’s an option that’ll probably work perfectly for you.


Serengeti Balloon Safaris

The Serengeti National Park is a wide landscape full of nothing but nature and the perfect place to spot rare wildlife like zebra and water buffalo. Serengeti Balloon Safaris set sail at dawn, after a delicious breakfast, and take you 1,000 feet into the air where you can safely watch lions and elephants in action.


The Air Ventures

The Air Ventures hot air ballooning operation sits just outside of Johannesburg, making it a wonderful and accessible daytrip for anyone in the area. They’re happy to take singles, couples and groups into the air over the Cradle of Humanity for epic views of the country’s fantastic scenery.


Namib Sky Balloon Safaris

Sossusvlei in Namibia is one of Africa’s most gorgeous landscapes; it’s home to rolling sand dunes and desert hills along with epic wildlife. The Namib Sky Balloon Safari will take you into the air at the crack of dawn for some striking views of the scenery as the sun paints it with color first thing in the morning.


Sinbad Balloons

If a safari isn’t exactly what you’re searching for, how about a grand adventure floating above the desert temples? Sinbad Balloons in Luxor, Egypt, will take you overtop tombs and temples of Ancient Egyptians before gliding safely over the River Nile. It doesn’t get much more exciting than that.



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