Glide effortlessly across the cool morning air, hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful and vast African plains.
Hot air balloon safaris are a once in a life time experience that no other game viewing can beat. Unassailable style and almost totally private, the silence of this blissful flight is only punctuated by the occasional blast from the powerful burners and the morning cries of bird life and animals far beneath, it is a wonder why so many engagement proposals take place during this magical experience.
If you’re going to do it – do it in style. Most companies will offer champagne breakfasts while soaring above the treetops or on landing. Your Balloon Safari adventure typically starts early morning when you depart your lodge or camp. It is still dark and you may be fortunate to see nocturnal animals on the way to the launch site. Witness your balloon being inflated and prepared for launch. The winds in the mornings are normally light, making for easier launching and landing of the balloon and of course easy champagne sipping.
When you arrive, you will meet your pilot and after a thorough safety briefing and demonstration of boarding and landing position you board your balloon and lift off! Rising as the sun rises your balloon floats in whatever direction the winds of the day are heading.
Your pilot will use varying altitudes and layers of air to navigate the balloon over vast game viewing areas. Each day is different, some of the flight may be low, offering a different perspective and at other times your balloon may climb to 1000’ or more.
Nobody can predict, so no two flights are ever the same and your balloon safari will be unique. The exceptional tranquility of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory.