Hot Air balloon safaris is yet another newly introduced product, added on the options to choose from by tourists taking Uganda safaris in two national parks. It was introduced by the Dream Balloons, a private company in collaboration with the Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA). This safari can be enjoyed in Uganda only in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. The perpetuators, dream Balloons were registered and certified fully in 2011 by the civil aviation authority of Uganda, National environment management authority, Uganda wildlife authority and the Uganda Communication Commission before they could to run this particular activity in Uganda ‘s national parks.
The pilots go through Ugandan and Egyptian Aviation Authorities for certification before they are accepted to operate these balloons. The interesting note about hot air balloon, its size doesn’t matter mainly because the more it is filled up with air, the more the weight it can carry. Currently only 8 passengers are allowed to fly up in the balloon. However the children of age of 6 and below are not allowed because the balloon flies as high as 1000 feet above the sea level which might leave them uneasy.
Once one opts for a safari at Queen Elizabeth national park and Murchison falls national park, the hot air balloon rides is something that should not be missed out. Murchison falls National Park is known as the largest protected area that has multiple attractions to spot when it comes to vegetation, scenery, wildlife and the famous Murchison falls.
In Murchison falls National Park, hot air balloon safaris start near Paraa Safari Lodge, in the northern sector that has abundant wildlife, and at this point you’re able to spot the balloon crew do last minute preparations like pumping air into the balloon before you soar high during the morning sunrise.
Passengers are briefed on the safety precautions, rules and regulations as you get ready to hop aboard the balloon. Once you get up there, you get a chance to have a great view of the savannah below your teaming with all kinds of wildlife. The balloon is put on level of treetops to make it much easier for you to see the majority of wildlife.
At the end of the hot air balloon safari, you are handed a certificate that shows your participation then later you finish off with a special bush breakfast and a bottle of champagne all organized by the experienced chefs from Paraa Safari Lodge.
The hot air balloon safari is also the perfect option for those on a honeymoon. It offers a one-time experience that you can’t get elsewhere. Scenery up in the hot air Balloon is spectacular accompanied with the fresh air soothing. This for you will be an experience made of thousands of memories you will reminisce every time you think about your Safari in Uganda.
The hot air balloon safari offers you a thrilling way to see Africa’s incredible landscapes and animals while up in the air. It still gives you an amazing opportunity to take beautiful pictures of the scenery and wildlife in these national parks.
This activity is offered to very traveler at an affordable price. It is one of the most amazing ways of game viewing and you don’t have to travel elsewhere when you can enjoy such an experience, here in Uganda.