Balloon safaris are great wildlife adventures of their own. Embarking on balloon safaris in Uganda is a lifetime opportunity for you to enjoy excellent wildlife encounter in the savannas while in a hot air balloon. This is one of a kind adventure so far tourists on Uganda safaris can be part.
Balloon safaris in Uganda are recognized and certified by Uganda Civil Aviation (UCA), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and Uganda National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). Balloon safaris are currently part of the new experiences in Uganda safari tour packages and they are worth engaging in if you are interested in unusual adventures.
In Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is currently the only one destination offering balloon safaris. All balloon safaris in Uganda in Murchison Falls National Park are operated under the management of the Dream Balloons.
Balloon safaris in Murchison Falls National Park are conducted at altitude range of 3,048m so as to allow visitors above 6 years to be part of this thrilling wildlife experience. At Murchison Falls National Park, Northwestern Uganda, tourists can embark on two balloon safaris –either sunrise balloon adventure or sunset hot air balloon tour.
Whether it is sunrise or sunset balloon safari that you plan to be part, they all start close to Paraa Safari Lodge on the Northern section of Murchison Falls National Park a region best known for its huge concentration of wildlife especially the big game, birds and a lot more. Setting off on your Murchison Falls balloon safari lets you enjoy view of the diverse species of wildlife and it costs visitors USD380 per person.
The cost of a balloon safari in Murchison Falls covers a bush breakfast offer, bottle of Champaign especially for the sunrise flights. Besides, visitors can also have pick up and drop off at particular areas in the park, mini game drive and certificate of participation after the balloon experience.
The sunrise Murchison Falls balloon safari is amazing taking you for a complete hour in the air above trees and grass below while you enjoy clear view of wildlife and the breathtaking landscape of the park. The sunrise balloon tours Murchison begin from 5:00am to 9:30am.
The sunset Murchison Falls balloon safaris begin from 4:00pm to 6:30am. This offers amazing view of wildlife with the sun sets down. This is perfect for nature lovers interested in sighting nocturnal species and other mammal species, birds more. 3 days Murchison Falls National Park balloon safari or more days.
Unlike the sunrise balloon tours, the sunset safaris Murchison Falls National Park exclude bush breakfast and Champaign. After the sunset balloon experiences, visitors can head off for a night game drive or get back to their respective accommodation- safari lodges or camps for a leisurely dinner and overnight stay.
In each hot air balloon, about 8pax are allowed to fly and balloons are operated by experienced pilots. The minimum age limit for balloon safaris in Uganda is 6 years and flights are made up to 3040m.
Murchison Falls National Park accommodation facilities include Paraa Safari Lodge for luxury, Red Chili Camp for budget, Pakuba Lodge for midrange and so much more.
Dry season is the best time of the year for tourists to enjoy the best of balloon safaris in Uganda- Murchison Falls National Park. When planning for balloon tour in Uganda, there are two important dry seasons with about 7 months to consider- longest drier months: June, July, August, September and shortest dry season starts from December, January and February.