Today we are going to experience Hot Air Ballooning in Sossusvlei.
This is a unique, grand, and romantic experience.
It is best to stay the night before close-by, as generally you need to arrive at the Namib Sky Balloon Safaris base early.
A convenient spot to stay is at Le Mirage lodge, which is only 1 km away and the food is very good.
1h30 before dawn (in our case it was at 05:30) you arrive at Namib Sky base for registration and you are then transferred on a 4×4 to the launch site, which was about 15mn away.
Namib Sky Balloon Safaris is a family business. The Owner Dennis is from Belgium and his wife Andrea is Portuguese.
Except for pregnant women and children under 6 years’ old (if their height is under 1.2m), anybody can join. In their case, they can follow the balloon with the ground crew in the 4×4 vehicle and there is a babysitter for children, if required.
The balloon flight in Sossusvlei/Namibrand lasts about 1hr and our bird’s view is magnificent over the orange desert and undulating dunes.
The landing was also fun as we landed directly onto the trailer!!
After the flight, we all gather and enjoy a delicious buffet Champagne breakfast/brunch, in the middle of the desert. It is really top class.
If you have the opportunity, hot air ballooning in Sossusvlei/Namibrand is a wonderful and memorable experience to have.