Hot Air Balloon Murchison Falls Tours; Hot Air Balloon Tours is a popular activity liked by the tourists who visits Murchison Falls National Park on Uganda Wildlife Safari. In Uganda hot air balloon experience can only be done in Murchison Falls national park which is owned by the Dream Balloon who were registered and certified fully in 2011 by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, the National Environment Management Authority,’’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority and ‘’UCC’’ the Uganda Communications Commission before this incredible activity was allowed in Uganda’s National Parks.
What are the restriction for the Hot air balloon safari?
This famous activity has to be done with skilled pilots who first undergo training of the Aviation Authority for their certification before they are accepted to operate their balloons in a recognized place.
Size; It doesn’t matter the size because the more it if filled up with air, the more the weight it can carry. Therefore, it has a limited numbery of people and age, only 8 individuals are allowed to engage in the balloon. Then the age limit for a Hot Air Balloon Safari Uganda is a minimum of six years considering that the flight flies you the sky to a height of 10,000 feet above sea level which might make younger children to get scared.
Safari to Murchison Falls National Park never leave without taking part in Hot Air Balloon where you can be able to have a great rewardable aerial view of a bucket of attractions and range of wild animal species as they roam around the open savannah grassland. However, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest and great location to the world’s most powerful water falls ‘’Murchison Falls’’ that lies on the famous River Nile and home to diversity of wildlife species of over 76 mammals and around 450 bird species, primates like chimpanzees and monkeys which are inhabitants of open savannah grassland, woodland, Budongo forest among others. The park is located in northwest region of Uganda and estimates about 4 to5 hours’ drive from Kampala to the park. By flight –domestic flight by Aerolink Uganda from Entebbe International Airport to Pakuba Air strip takes about 1:15 hours to land.
Hot Air Balloon Experience –Murchison Falls National Park
On your day of the experience, you will wake up in the morning and be driven to the park’s wilderness where you will be prepared a special bush breakfast with coffee aroma and soft drinks and delicious snacks. As you to watch the team do last minute preparations like pumping air into the balloon before you could soar high at break. After your delicious bush breakfast, you will be given a briefing about the safety precautions, rules and regulations as you get ready to hop a broad the balloon.
After the preparations are done, you will be told to board a balloon basket and the pilot with set off through blowing wind which will help the balloon to rise to several feet off the ground and soar above the treetops. Definitely ,it will give you an aerial view of the open savannah below teaming with all kinds of wildlife ,fly over the Banks of the great Nile and probably you will end the this astonishing air balloon life experience into the untouched wilderness of the Pearl of Africa-Uganda ,an activity which normally takes about 1 hour .After you will be handed certificate that confirm your participation in this activity and later on finish up with a bottle of Champagne or bush breakfast vise verse organized by the professional chefs from the Paraa lodge or Pakuba lodge.
From there, you can opt to go for morning game drive or boat cruise along Victoria Nile. You can choose to do a sunset balloon flight that begins at 4 pm, however here you can’t enjoy special offers like bush meals after ride.
Is Hot Air Balloon Safaris Good for Everyone?
Yes, if you’re of age 6 and above, though it is more perfect for the honeymooners, adrenaline junkies and those seeking for a once memorable lifetime adventure. The aerial view of the scenery is rewarding and gainful with thousands of memories for you to reminisce any time you think to go for Uganda safari.
Hot Air Balloon at Murchison Falls National Park features with incredible things that makes it more rewarding such as the amazing bush breakfast experience, pickup from your accommodation, rewards are given for participation –certificates and the activity takes about an hour.
How much is Hot Air Balloon Tour Uganda?
Hot Air Balloon Tours goes at USD380 per person while children 12 year goes at a discount of this price 50% which is USD190 per child. The price includes; the flight in balloon, a balloon certificate and refreshment before and after this ride.
What to carry for Hot Air Balloon Safari?
You are advised to carry a pair of sunglasses, a wide –brimmed hat with straps, camera and binoculars among others.
Lastly, you can combine Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in southwestern Uganda which goes at USD700 per person per trek, can be done in group of eight people per trek and visit to Murchison Falls National park for Game drive /Hot Air Balloon /Boat Cruise /Sport Fishing /Birding tours many more.