Top 10 Best Places For a Balloon Safari in Africa

February 12, 2020 | 4 Min read

Travelers are looking for new ways to explore and experience the world. It comes as no surprise that hot air balloon rides are becoming popular. Stunning views are a part of the exhilarating experience of a balloon safari.  

The world is full of breathtaking landscapes to explore. In no particular order, we look at the top 10 best places for a balloon safari in Africa.

1. Namibia – Sossusvlei

The Namib Naukluft Park in Sossusvlei is a beautiful region in Namibia.  You can expect beautiful views of the dunes, mountains and landscape. With that said, the best view is from the sky. Here, you get to witness the full beauty of the desert landscapes.

Sand dunes at Namib Naukluft Park

2. South Africa - Cradle of Humankind

The name speaks for itself as it's the birthplace of mankind. It's designated as a World Heritage Site, and is surrounded by the beautiful Magaliesburg mountains. It's an exciting place to visit for travelers interested in culture and history. 

Visitors center at the Cradle of Humankind

3. Tanzania – Serengeti National Park

A balloon ride over the immaculate Serengeti is a breathtakingly out of this world experience. The mesmerising plains and ecological system have attracted both a variety of wildlife in the region and provided stunning views like no other on this planet!

A balloon safari in the Serengeti

The park is also famous for the wildebeest migration, one of the natural wonders of the world. This migration sees millions of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles flock from the southern side up west and finally back to the south all year round!

Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti

This is exactly what makes Serengeti a dream destination for a balloon safari in Tanzania. This dream comes to reality when you get a bird's eye view of the unfolding sunrise and as the balloon rises, there is nothing better than staring at the wildlife of Serengeti down below.

Sunrise Balloon Safari in the Serengeti

We, at Miracle Experience, will offer the hot air balloon safaris on a golden platter for you as we have a permanent base in Seronera, right at the heart of the Serengeti and with seasonal bases in Ndutu, Kogatende and Kirawira, we follow the migration all year round!

We are thus, well equipped to give you a Miracle Experience that you will remember today, tomorrow and best of all, forever!

4. Zambia - Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is a remote safari destination and Zambia’s largest national park. It has spectacular wildlife that tends to cluster together around water sources. Here you have the chance of spotting the famous Namib Desert elephants. 

The Busanga plains, located in the far north of the park, is the best area for game-viewing. It has an abundance of wildlife, and sightings of hippo, buffalo, puku, and red lechwe are common. 

5. Kenya – Masai Mara National Park

Kenya's Masai Mara National Park shares the same ecosystem with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, so you can expect diverse wildlife, endless plains and the Wildebeest Migration. 

On a morning hot air balloon ride in Masai Mara, you can watch the dramatic rising of the sun over the horizon and the remarkable changing colors of the earth. 

6. Egypt - Luxor

Egypt is home to the longest river in Africa, the Nile. Take a balloon ride and drift along the west bank of the Nile. From the air, you will get a birds-eye view of the pyramids and the monuments of Thebes.

Luxor temple in Egypt on the west bank of Nile

7. Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe might not be known for its wildlife, but it's known as the home of the iconic Victoria falls. These falls are considered by many as one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Taking a hot air balloon over these tremendous falls is one of the best ways to experience this breathtaking natural wonder.  

8. Tunisia - Sahara Desert

The Sahara desert is in the top list of Africa's icons. Referred to as The Greatest Desert”, Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. A balloon ride over this iconic dessert is well worth the experience. Watch the sun come to life over the Sahara’s golden dunes while floating almost 1,000 feet from the ground.

The sahara desert in Tunisia

9. Botswana - Okavango Delta

Considered one of the most prized wilderness areas in Africa, the Okavango Delta in Botswana is beautiful during the dry season and a surreal experience during the rainy season (from May to August when it floods).

The Delta comes to life when it’s flooded as you watch animals bathe and feed in the overflowing inland waterway. For keen bird-watchers, the Delta is a heaven on earth as it contains a variety of bird species. 

Aerial view of the Okavango Delta in Botswana

10. Morocco- Marrakech

Marrakech is a city located west of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, a mountain range stretching through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. 

The city is nicknamed the "Red City" from the many buildings constructed in red sandstones, built in the 1120s. Marrakech comprises the Medina Quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with vendor stalls. It is undoubtedly one of the busiest cities in Africa. 

A hot air balloon ride offers a relaxed and quiet way of viewing this bustling and noisy city and get a taste of the Atlas Mountains.

Medina square, A UNESCO Heritage site in Morroco

Take a Balloon Safari in the Serengeti

Miracle experience flying in the Serengeti

Did Tanzania catch your eye? Come take a hot air balloon safari with us and experience the wonders of the Serengeti. Get in touch today to book a hot air balloon ride in Serengeti National Park.

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