Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Balloon Ride in Namibia

Jump to last reply

Have you ever taken the early morning balloon ride over the dunes in Namibia? The cost is $250USD and I'm hesitant about spending this amount of money if the experience is not spectacular.

1 Reply |

Add a Reply
  • Report Abuse

    Ellen

    We didnt take a balloon ride over but we left from Sesriem (Sossusvlei) for Damaraland in a scenic charter cessna.

    The pilot made sure to include some time over the dunes of Sossusvlie before we struck out for our destination and it is spectacular from the air.

    We found that it really bought home to us what we had seen on the ground when we saw it again from the air.

    After that, we continued over the dessert right to the ocean, and then up the coast, which was stunning.

    If you have an air transfer to the next destination, you could find out how much it would be to add a little tour time over the dunes to it, if not then consider the balloon.

    We personally felt the balloon ride was too much, but then again, it is a very spectacular view from the air.

    We also asked him to take us over the fairy circles so we could get some pictures... fascinating occurence.

    Have a wonderful trip.

    Where are you staying, when are you going, what other areas will you see?

    I sooo long to go back, but we are waiting till 2004, our 10th wedding anniversary, since it is such an expensive trip, we need time to save up again!

    Kavey

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Maldives, Seychelles or Mauritius??
  2. 2 Memory cards for camera
  3. 3 Sabi Sands camps
  4. 4 Generic malarone now availbale in Canada
  5. 5 Safari and Beach Honeymoon in September
  6. 6 Morocco for 2 nights
  7. 7 Hotels in Nairobi
  8. 8 Who Plans and Packs for Your Bucket List Travel (Safari)
  9. 9 trip report, morocco
  10. 10 Trip Report Rwanda trip report
  11. 11 Tel Aviv beaches
  12. 12 Marrakech to Fes by bus
  13. 13 Trip Report MAGICAL, MEZMERIZING MOROCCO (Revised)
  14. 14 A Couple of Questions Regarding My Itinerary
  15. 15 Petra in August, Petra by Night?
  16. 16 israel and petra
  17. 17 Tentative Israel/Jordan Itinerary...help
  18. 18 Help with Kruger Park itinerary
  19. 19 Israel and Petra
  20. 20 Eilat - Petra and the Dead Sea
  21. 21 Self Drive SA, Botswana, Zimbabwe - help, 4x4 hire/border restrictions
  22. 22 Need Help Organizing our time in Cape Town - 3.5 days in June
  23. 23 HELP..visiting Oman and Qatar from Dubai
  24. 24 Trip Report 6 Days in the Danakil Depression - An Experience of a Life Time!
  25. 25 Have you been to East Africa ?Ethiopia?
View next 25 » Back to the top