There are few more magical experiences than ballooning across the dunes of the Namib at dawn, topped off by a champagne breakfast in the desert (around N$5000 per person). Although you’ll only be in the air around an hour, you’ll need to set aside a large chunk of the morning, once pick-ups and preparation time have been factored in. There are departures from Swakopmund and Sossusvlei, with clear conditions more predictable for the latter.

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