Hot Air Ballooning Safaris in Uganda is one of the best ways to encounter wildlife in the world, though the prices are a bit high the encounters are worth. In Uganda there is one national park where tourists can have hot air balloon safaris and that is Murchison falls national park.
Hot air ballooning in Murchison falls national park
Before embarking in the Hot Air Ballooning Safaris in Uganda, tourist will be briefed about rules and regulations at the departure point near paara lodge in the park and you will watch as oxygen is being pumped in the balloons
As you arise with the golden sun you will be filled with awe of the wondrous African Savannah vast plains streaming with wildlife, sometimes you will be able to see the predators strike their prey unexpectedly. Its much easier to see wildlife on Hot Air Ballooning Safaris in Uganda than on a car game drive
The companies offering Hot Air Ballooning Safaris in Uganda are all licensed by the Ugandan aviation authority.
The cost of the Hot Air Ballooning Safaris in Uganda aid $380 per person adults and $180 per child. For low budget travelers, dream land balloon safaris can organize safaris at $200 and $100 per adult and child.
Tourists visiting Murchison falls for hot air ballooning can sleep in lodges such as Chobe safari lodge, Boomu women’s camp, shoebill campsite, UWA cottages, paara safari lodge and many more lodges within the park.
Murchison falls can be accessed with in 4 hours 30 minutes via Masindi town. Murchison falls is the best gifted park in Uganda located on the North Eastern side of the country. It has a largest concentration of big cats and other predators like Lions, Leopards, Hyenas among others, grazers include Elephants, Hippos, Buffalo, Antelopes, Kobs and many more.
The park is much famous with its thundering roar of the water falls a joint where the longest River in Africa squeezes its self on a narrow gorge in between the rocks of only 6 meters wide. An afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of this falls is worth it and guest can also hike to the top of the falls from the bottom with the guidance of the rangers as its one of the activities done during Murchison falls safari.
Due to diversified ecosystem of the park, the forested area of Budongo inhabits habituated chimpanzees hence making Chimpanzee trekking activity of the key activities at the park.