"Up, up and away" as you sail silently over the reddish dune sea of the Namib. Add an exhilarating dimension to your visit to the desert.
The duration of the excursion is approximately 3½ hours. The Hot Air Balloon flight itself takes about one hour and ends with an exclusive Champagne Breakfast at the landing spot in scenic nature. The Breakfast is followed by a Nature drive back to Sossusvlei Lodge.
Special group rates apply for groups of min 24 pax, max 110 pax. The group is split in two, and each of the passengers will have a ½ hour flight, and ½ an hour of following the balloon in 4x4 vehicles. This allows taking pictures from the ground and from the air. Champagne breakfast is served after final landing before the drive back.
Due to the desert temperatures this activity is offered in the mornings only. Guests are collected at the lodge ½ hour before sunrise. The balloon rises as the sun rises. The first light hour of the day is known to be the most spectacular, especially in the desert with the rich contrast of colour and shape on the towering sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Area, on the vast desert plains and surrounding mountain ranges.
Ballooning is strictly weather permitting. Should there be wind the flight will have to be postponed to the next day. Hot Air Ballooning is closed from 15 January - 15 February annually.
• no children under the age of 12 years
• all persons must be able to stand up during the flight