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Namib Desert Ballooning

Sossusvlei Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning in the Namib desert - Experience Namibia's desert from above

With Namib Sky Ballooning Safaris you have the unique possibility to fly over the oldest desert of the world in a hot air balloon during the cool hours of the early morning. It is a fantastic experience and exhilarating feeling to watch the sunrise in the Namib Desert from a hot air balloon.


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Hot air ballooning
Namib Naukluft Park / NamibRand Nature reserve
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Champagne breakfast

Hot air ballooning with history and tradition

Namib Sky Ballooning is the oldest ballooning company of Namibia. The family run business of Eric and Nancy Hesemans, originally from the Congo, started in 1991 already, long before the first lodges opened at Sossusvlei. The years of experience and professionalism of Namib Sky Ballooning are a crucial criterion for Info-Namibia regarding the bookings of a hot air balloon flight in Namibia. Regardless of a 27 year routine the enthusiasm of the four pilots (including the Hesemans’ son Denis) during every flight is remarkable.

With its long tradition and more than 60.000 successful balloon flights in the desert, Namib Sky holds a 100% safety statistic.  

Balloon flying in Namibia – an unbelievable experience

The hot air balloon is carried by the wind; thus, the landing point also depend on the wind. The pilots decide in the afternoon before the flight where they will be taking off and communicate this information to the accommodation where the guests will be picked up.  Rule of thumb has it that you will be picked up approximately 45 minutes before sunrise either at your accommodation or at an agreed meeting point.

Just before sunrise you embark to enjoy a breath-taking sunrise moments later from the balloon – an indescribable experience.  During the next hour you have the privilege to witness the awakening of the Namib Desert from above.

At the landing place in the middle of nowhere, an excellent breakfast buffet with sparkling wine reception awaits you. A true "Out of Africa" experience.  Before you are taken on a scenic drive back to the allocated pick up Points, the pilot will hand over your flight certificate.  

You will be back at you accommodation between 9:30 and 11:00 o‘clock, depending on the season.

Further information, rates and bookings

Namib Sky Ballooning is closed on the  25.12, 01.01 as well as from the 15.01 – 15.02 (great heat).

No dress code – please refer to the current weather conditions. No high heels please. Don’t forget your camera.

01.07.21 - 30.06.2201.07.22 - 30.06.23
Per PersonN$ 7350N$ 7800
Minimum 2 persons

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It’s our pleasure to book this activity for you. You will have no additional costs as we charge the public rates. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

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