About Us

AirVentures Balloon Safaris originally started as a commercial hot air balloon company operating in South Africa, offering hot air balloon rides over the world heritage site known as the Cradle of Humankind. In 2014 AirVentures branched out with operations into Botswana, where our second operation in the Okavango Delta was established. With a passion ignited for flying hot air balloons over the wilds of Botswana, research commenced to find new areas conducive to flying passenger balloons. In 2017 the the hidden gem, the Seloko Plains, was recognised for its unique flying potential.

Flying in a charter plane, founders of the Okavango Delta operation, Adam Fillmore and Mervin de Souza flew over a vast area that unexpectedly opened into large open grassland plains, diverging from the miles of densely vegetated forest surrounding it. The process to obtain the necessary permissions to fly in the area began, resulting in AirVentures obtaining its Environmental Impact Assessment Approval, and Tourism Licence for operations in the area.

Safety

AirVentures is a commercial balloon operation registered with both the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana and the South African Civil Aviation Authority. Our balloons are sourced from the top manufacturers in the world and our pilots are highly experienced with vast knowledge of the areas we operate in, providing a safe and memorable experience.

 

Balloon Safaris over the Okavango Delta

For more information on our balloon safaris over the Okavango Delta, visit – Okavango Ballooning

 

Hot Air Ballooning over the Cradle of Humankind (South Africa)

For more information on our balloon rides over the Cradle of Humankind, visit – AirVentures Hot Air Ballooning