Most people will have ‘ride a hot air balloon’ on their bucket list, and most of us at the Woman & Home HQ are no exception. Romantic, a little adventurous, views for days and being one with the birds – sign us up! But did you know that some of the most beautiful hot air balloon rides in the world happen right here in the skies of the African continent?
From floating above historic cities to safaris from the air and travelling above the desert at sun rise, African hot air ballooning is in a league all of its own. In no particular order (because how could we choose!), here’s our bucket list of where to ride a hot air balloon in Africa:
Drift above the bustling city of Luxor to get a different view of the historic landscape. You’ll spot ancient landmarks like the Statue of Thebes and the see the Nile River snake through the landscape, glistening in the morning light.
Glide over the plains of the Kenya savannah for a safari ending in a luxurious ‘Champagne Bush Breakfast’. Two once in a lifetime experiences in one!
Serengeti Balloon Safaris have been one of the pioneers in safaris by hot air balloon, appreciating the Serengeti in all its majestic scale since 1989! Their gallery is truly tempting.
Drift above the marshy waterland with the sun peeping over the horizon and a waking wilderness below you, a rare and exquisite sight of Botswana!
Rise with the sun and take in more desert than any other way! If you’re going to truly absorb the beauty of desert sands and the richness of colour this is the way to go.