Special packages

Abyssinia Ballooning offers several special packages to private groups and companies. Although a balloon flight itself already forms a great and unique package, one of the below packages will even make your balloon flight more complete.

Please call us on 00251-926-845086 or email us if you have a request on another flight area or different package.

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Balloon and lodging

Ballooning is great to combine with a stay at a beautiful lodge. For private 10-12 passenger and private 2-5 passenger balloon flights we offer a balloon program in combination with a nice evening and night at one of Ethiopia’s beautiful lodges. We can provide Balloon & Lodge pacakges at several locations:

  1. Haile Resort Ziway
  2. Kuriftu Resort Gheralta (coming soon)
  3. Kuriftu Resort Addis Ababa
  4. Haile Resort Hawassa
  5. Negash Lodge Wolliso
  6. Negash Lodge, Wolliso
  7. Other lodges and flight areas are on request

The price of the packages Balloon & Lodge depends on the size of your group and choice of the lodge mentioned above. The price varies from USD 200 to USD 250 per person. For more information email or call us.

 

  

Indicative package program

Day before the balloon flight:

Around 5 PM: arrive at the lodge for a welcoming drink and relax at the lodge

Around 7 PM: have an nice dinner at the Lodge’s restaurant

Around 9 PM: have some drinks with your group at a camp fire

Day of the balloon flights

05.30 AM, pickup by our minivan at the lodge

05.50 AM, arrive in the take off field for a welcome with coffee & tea and a passenger briefing by your pilot

06.15 AM, after the balloon is inflated with cold air which is heated by the balloon burners you get in the basket and your 1 hour flights at different altitudes (between 0 and 500 meters) begins. You will enjoy a beautiful sunrise from the balloon.

07.15 AM, landing and traditional champagne ceremony to celebrate the balloon flight and to celebrate the birth of aviation (which started with ballooning)

08.30 AM, start of the breakfast at the lodge and handing out a personal certificate to every passenger

09.30 AM, end of program

After the balloon program you can choose to relax at your lodge and choose one or more days at your lodge to relax.

Balloon and Spa

Together with a fine selection of Spa’s in Addis Ababa we offer a great Balloon & Spa package. These packages are suitable for both combined flights (where you fly with other passengers) and private 10-12 or private 2-5 passenger flights. The day starts with a beautiful sunrise balloon flight, then a full baloon breakfast and then a nice morning and early afternoon at a high quality Spa.

We have partnerships with the following Spa’s:

  1. Boston Day Spa, Addis Ababa
  2. Soretti Wellnes & Spa, Addis Ababa

The price of the package Balloon & Spa depends on the Spa package (f.e. spa, sauna, massage, manicure, facial, pedicure, etc.). The total package price varies from USD 175 to USD 225 per person.

Please email or call us with your wishes and requests.

   

Indicative package program

05.30 AM, pickup by our minivan at one of our pickup points in Addis Ababa (or the hotel that you stay at)

05.50 AM, arrive in the take off field in Menegesh (20 KM West of Addis) and a welcome with coffee & tea and a passenger briefing by your pilot

06.15 AM, after the balloon is inflated with cold air which is heated by the balloon burners you get in the basket and your 1 hour flights at different altitudes (between 0 and 500 meters) begins. You will enjoy a beautiful sunrise from the balloon.

07.15 AM, landing and traditional champagne ceremony to celebrate the balloon flight and to celebrate the birth of aviation (which started with ballooning).

08.30 AM, start of the breakfast and handing out a personal certificate to every passenger

09.30 AM, drop off at the selected Spa and start of your moring of relaxation with f.e. a massage, sauna, facial, manicure, pedicure and more.

12.30 AM, optional lunch at the Spa and end of program

Balloon & Hike or Bike

For the more active passengers we offer a sunrise balloon flight that is followed by a hike or bike tour from the landing field back to the take off field. We can organise these tours in the Menegesha flight area (20 KM from Addis) or at one of the Balloon & Lodge areas mentioned above. Take off field and landing field are on average 20-25 KM away from eachother as the balloon drifts with the wind for 1 hour. The Balloon & Hike or Bike tours are only available for private 10-12 passenger flights or private 2-5 passenger flights.

The price of the package Balloon & Hike is USD 175 per passenger (we provide the hike guide) and the price of the package Balloon & Bike is USD 200 per passenger (we provide the bikes and the bike guide, we can also only provide the bike guide if you have your own bikes).

For more information on these packages please email or call us.

 

 

Indicative package program

05.30 AM, pickup by our minivan at one of our pickup points in Addis Ababa (or the hotel that you stay at), if you have your own bikes our truck picks them up a day before the flight at one central location in Addis.

05.50 AM, arrive in the take off field in Menegesh (20 KM West of Addis) and a welcome with coffee & tea and a passenger briefing by your pilot.

06.15 AM, after the balloon is inflated with cold air which is heated by the balloon burners you get in the basket and your 1 hour flights at different altitudes (between 0 and 500 meters) begins. You will enjoy a beautiful sunrise from the balloon. During the flight we provide sandwiches and juice and water to energize you for your hiking or biking tour.

07.15 AM, landing and traditional champagne ceremony to celebrate the balloon flight and to celebrate the birth of aviation (which started with ballooning).

07.30 AM, start of your hiking or biking tour back to the take off location (about 20 KM) or all the way back to Addis (40 KM). We will provide water and and energy bar for your hiking or biking tour.

09.30 AM, pickup of the group at the take-off location by our minivan and drive to Addis / lodge for a full breakfast.

10.30 AM full breakfast in Addis and handing out personal certicates to all passengers

11.30 AM, end of program

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