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First ballon ride, but not last!!!

Exhilarating experience with fantastic photo ops floating above the red dunes. Delicious breakfast... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
A Must-Do

We signed up for this ride with some concerns over the expense of the trip. The ride was eerily... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
El Cerrito, CA
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“namib desert”(19 reviews)
Unforgettable and most beautiful experience, a Balloon Safari over the Sossusvlei area is the ultimate treat to yourself. Take off and drift across this magic landscape at Sunrise towards an unknown destination...
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Sesriem, Namibia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exhilarating experience with fantastic photo ops floating above the red dunes. Delicious breakfast follows, plopped down in the middle of nowhere complete with white linens and champagne. Don't miss this attraction!!! Our pilot Jerome was very gracious when we mistakenly thought we had prepaid. Great...More

Thank Cat_and_Rob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We signed up for this ride with some concerns over the expense of the trip. The ride was eerily beautiful, the champagne breakfast good and plentiful, and we learned later that part of the cost goes to support a local school that serves local children...More

Thank sewkap
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I’m sure the balloon ride is lovely and beautiful if you get to go. My husband and I booked for our honeymoon; first day was cancelled because of weather so we were rebooked for the following day. The night before, they confirmed. Our pickup was...More

Thank Raphaelalm
Reviewed 21 May 2018

A couple of hours before we were picked up I became very ill. I mean fevers so high that I hallucinated. My girlfriend tried to contact balloon safaris to explain but their offices were closed. When they arrived in the early morning to pick us...More

1  Thank Nando-en-Mara
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

A perfect say to see sunrise over Sossusvlei and view the spectacular shadows and colouring changes of 'The Dunes'. Pilot Tracy has complete control and the staff surrounding her proved efficient as well as very friendly. When visiting Sossusvlei the balloontrip is undoubtedly a must.

Thank Rene van I
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Alyhough it isn't cheap it's a once in a lifetime experience. Probably one of the best balloonflights on the planet. The champagne breakfast in the desert afterwards is also top of the bill

Thank Leo B
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Though it isn’t cheap. Do it, you will regret it if you don’t. Magnificent views over the sand dunes in the Sossusvlei. A once in a lifetime experience. Including a champagne breakfast as decadent as can be. A must for any traveler

Thank Leo B
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Fabulous experience! There were two balloons going up that day – and it was a perfect morning. The starting point was from somewhere in the Kulala area. The balloons were nearly ready for takeoff when we arrived and because the wind had changed direction, we...More

Thank Froggy2Denmark
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

First things first... this isn't a cheap activity. Quite the opposite. However, it's something you'll remember forever and the service is first class. We were up and away very promptly after our (very early) pick up from our campsite. Our pilot was amazingly adept at...More

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 19 November 2017

An incredible experience; to rise up through the air before sunrise, to drift with the wind, to see the first sunstreaks over the Namib desert mountains, to see how the desert and sand dunes changes during the first light of morning, to watch the shadows...More

Thank Thomas W
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Albanus M
4 May 2017|
Response from JetCruiser100 | Reviewed this property |
From what we were told by the owner of Namib Sky Balloon Safaris - website namibsky, they are the ONLY operator in the country and that would be from the Sossusvlei area which is at least a 4+ hour drive away from... More
14 April 2017|
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Response from Franzi_S_MUC | Reviewed this property |
It was a present therefore I don't know the rate. Best thing is to email them.
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Trish J
26 March 2017|
Response from silga2015 | Reviewed this property |
No la mongolfiera è disponibile vicino al Mirage Lodge nel Namib Desert
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