05 Apr 2019

Hot Air Ballooning at Vumbura Kicks Off for the 2019 Season


Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce the start of its hot air ballooning season at Vumbura Plains and Little Vumbura camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. From 1 April through 7 October 2019, guests can enjoy a unique hot air balloon safari, drifting slowly over the pristine 60 000-hectare Vumbura Concession.

“This exciting excursion offers more than just a balloon ride; it is the ideal opportunity for us to share with our guests the wonders of the Delta from a completely different perspective, offering a bird’s eye view of some of the spectacular remote areas that are not often explored on game drives”, commented Attorney Vasco, Wilderness Safaris Botswana Sales Manager.

The balloon safari adds to the diverse list of already popular activities on offer at Vumbura, including mekoro (dugout canoes), game drives, game walks and boating, providing guests with a truly life-changing adventure.

“A maximum of eight guests are transferred to the balloon launch site via a helicopter flight, this full air safari offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore some of the waterways in search of wetland species like elusive sitatunga and forgotten pods of hippo in remote areas. After taking in the spectacle for approximately 45 minutes, guests are met with a celebratory glass of champagne upon landing, before returning to camp for a delicious brunch. Guests can also choose to add on a 15- or 30-minute scenic helicopter flight back to camp, at additional cost”, Vasco added.

The Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site, and one of the largest inland delta systems in the world; it is home to hundreds of species of animals and birds.