The Hot Air Balloon safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the few places where one can enjoy a hot air balloon safari with in Uganda. It’s the second largest conservation area with in Uganda after the mighty Murchison falls national park and has a lot of wildlife and scenic beauty that every client visiting Uganda and is interested in Hot Air balloon safaris shouldn’t miss. Imagine viewing wildlife such as hippos, lions, elephants, antelopes and so much more from above. The stunning scenic beauty due to the rift valley floor, escarpments, gorges of the Kyambura, crater lakes, rift valley lakes and the snow capped mountains of Rwenzori make the whole experience of Hot Air balloon safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park a must do activity if one can afford. Contact Encounter Africa safaris for a tailor mad tour including hot air balloon safari experience of choose from the below sample itineraries and request for a quote.
The hot air balloon tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park are carried out by a company called Balloon Tours Uganda ltd that was licensed by Civil Aviation Authority to conduct Hot Air balloon safaris. With this company in place safety has been guaranteed due to over 10 years of operation and experience of their pilots. Contact Encounter Africa safaris for more about Hot Air balloon safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Program of Hot Air Balloon safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The hot Air Ballon tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park starts at 5:30am from Kasenyi gate where the clients, equipment including balloons as well as the crew are driven to the right starting spot of the day. At this point, the clients will be served with a cup of tea/ coffee as the crew assembles the balloon. This can only be done when proper tests of whether and wind have been done. Once the assembling is completed, guest will be briefed about the whole experience and then the flight.
The take off time is normally at 6:15am and the flight might also last from 45 minutes to one hour or so depending on the quantity of fuel available, the number of clients on board and the prevailing weather conditions of the day. Hot Air balloons are believed to fly to an altitude of up to 760 meters above allowing clients on board to have a clear view of wildlife, trees, lakes, rivers and other nature features in Queen Elizabeth National Park as earlier mentioned. Great photographic sceneries are enjoyed by clients on board.
After the experience, the clients and their pilots will land at about 7:15 am for a bush breakfast to spice up the experience of the day. The clients will be given certificates and transferred to their respective lodges for the relaxation as they prepare in engaging in other activities.