Balloon Safaris

Only recently introduced to the Okavango Delta balloon safaris are operated in the northern concessions of the delta. These concession provide the most appropriate environment for these most iconic safaris

Providing iconic images of Africa, balloon safaris have only recently been introduced to the delta and offer a unique way of seeing this pristine wilderness from the air. Only operational during part of the year, from April to the end of September, these are highly specialised safaris operating from Wilderness Safaris’ Vumbura Plains and Little Vumbura camps.

Flights are conducted in the early morning to take advantage of the still air, and the activity typically starts with a game drive to the launch site where coffee is served as you watch the balloon being inflated. The flight of approximately 45 minutes provides breathtaking views of the delta and on landing celebratory champagne is served before you return to camp on a game drive. The entire experience takes approximately four hours.

Kadizora Camp

NG12 Concession, northern Okavango Delta

Situated in the northern delta between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway Kadizora Camp overlooks a panoramic seasonal floodplain from under a shaded canopy of trees. With eight classically furnished luxury tents and four classic tents, Kadizora is one of the only camps in the Okavango Delta to offer hot air ballooning. These early morning hot air balloon excursions soar over the delta at sunrise and view game from above.

Additional activities include game drives, walking and boating excursions with optional cultural visits to the local church and primary school.

from USD 1830

three night package per person on a fully inclusive basis
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Little Vumbura

Kwedi Concession, northern Okavango Delta

Sharing a concession with its sister camp Vumbura Plains, Little Vumbura is an intimate safari camp where the focus is on water based activities. The camps six en-suite tents overlook the floodplain and are shaded by the canopy of an ancient forest.

Wildlife viewing and birding is consistently good all year round and standard activities include mekoro and motor boat excursions. Game drives explore the concession, one of the best places in the delta to see sable and wild dog. Walking safaris are conducted depending on the availability of qualified guides. Hot air ballooning is offered as an additional activity at an additional charge.

from USD 3900

three night package per person on a fully inclusive basis
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