Established in 1991, Namib Sky Balloon Safaris is the pioneer in ballooning in Namibia.

Holder of a Non Scheduled Air service licence # 29 and Air Operating Certificate #NCAA/AOC/024/2013 issued by the Namibian Civil Aviation Authority, Namib Sky complies with all international legal and operational requirements.

Namib Sky Balloon Safaris has been operating over the Namib Desert for over 30 years, safely carried over 100 000 passengers.

Balloon with Tourists

Our commitment to Safety:

Namib Sky Balloon Safaris’s number one priority is the safety of all employees and passengers. We are committed to achieve the highest level of safety performance and beat national and international standards. We are based in the most balloon friendly environment with big open spaces, no power lines and no obstacles.

Namib Sky has developed & established a Safety Management System as well as an Emergency Response Plan. Meetings and safety workshops are held on a regular basis to ensure that the highest level of safety and awareness is maintained.

Our Fleet

Namib Sky operates a fleet of 10 hot air balloons manufactured in Europe, our maintenance program adheres to the highest standards set by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and the manufacturing company. Maintenance and inspections are done by qualified balloon maintenance officers. We have reduced the maximum passenger capacity of our balloons by 30% to allow more space for our passengers in the basket and to enhance the balloon manoeuvrability.

Preparing 3 Balloons
Boarding Balloon

Our Pilots:

Our pilots are all rated as commercial and highly experienced. They are regularly cross-checked in order to keep the standards at the highest level. Amongst our pilots, we have flight instructors and designated examiners for Namibia.

Our Crew:

Namib Sky Balloon Safaris has established a ground crew course. All crew members receive induction and on-going training on all aspects of balloon handling.

2 Balloons in the distance

History of Namib Sky Balloon Safaris

 In 1987, we were living in a village in the forests deep in the Congo. At a friend’s home, we saw a video showing balloons flying over the African Savannah

History of Namib Sky Balloon Safaris


At sunrise, in the world’s oldest desert, witness a spectacular hot air balloon inflation, and set out on the flight of a lifetime…

Balloon Shadow In Dunes
Ballooning over Sossusvlei
Dreamy Sunrise
Balloon over Fairy Circles


Namib Sky Balloon Safaris really cares about the environment. We strictly adhere to eco-friendly principles; create greater environmental awareness to both visitors and the local community.


Frequently asked questions

Balloon over the Desert
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