From April 1 to October 7, Wilderness Safaris’ Vumbura Plains and Little Vumbura camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta will offer guests a unique hot-air balloon safari, drifting over the 60 000-hectare Vumbura Concession.

“A maximum of eight guests are transferred to the balloon launch site via a helicopter flight; this full air safari offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore some of the waterways in search of wetland species like elusive sitatunga and forgotten pods of hippo in remote areas. After taking in the spectacle for approximately 45 minutes, guests are met with a celebratory glass of champagne upon landing, before returning to camp for a delicious brunch. Guests can also choose to add on a 15- or 30-minute scenic helicopter flight back to camp, at additional cost,” said Attorney Vasco, Wilderness Safaris Botswana Sales Manager.

The balloon safari adds to the popular activities on offer at Vumbura, including mekoro (dugout canoes) experiences, game drives, game walks and boating.