Abyssinia Ballooning
Abyssinia Ballooning
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sandywade58
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This is a great experience, and a unique way to see Ethiopia. It looks a little bit expensive in comparison with other things you can do in Ethiopia, but it is the same price as in Europe for a very different view and event. Be prepared for a very early start, pre-dawn, but made up for seeing the balloon inflate in the dark and lifting off at dawn. If it is your first balloon flight be prepared to be anointed with champagne on landing!
Written February 28, 2020
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Ayman A.A
Amman, Jordan47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I travelled to Ethiopia in Feb 2020 to visit my girlfriend who works their temporary, and I decided to take this chance to propose to something special and propose to her! I started searching online for the best Balloon provider in Ethiopia and I was super lucky to find Bram who owns and manage this company. He was super friendly and helpful, he gave me all the advice I needed when I told him about my plan, and he made everything very smooth. I've arranged everything with Bram over WhatsApp messages, he was very responsive and informative.

I proposed at 6 am (Sunrise) over the mountains of Addis Ababa. It was a magical moment for both myself and my girlfriend.
The Balloon ride was followed by a hilarious Champaign ceremony and a delicious breakfast in a small boutique hotel. The experience was totally worth it and I would definitely recommend it when in Addis.
Written May 28, 2020
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GuzoE
Bad Honnef am Rhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
You have to get up early but it's all worth it when you gently drift over the ever changing landscape with the wind, watching mountains, fields, houses and trees from a few hundred meters above. The light is fascinating, starting with the dusk of dawn and culminating in a spectacular, ruby red sunrise over the horizon. The landing was very soft and the crew did an excellent job getting the balloon down from the hill, with a few spectators from the surrounding farming community. Bram, the chief pilot, is great fun! Go for it and don't just take pictures - enjoy the scenery!
Written January 17, 2021
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Merry T
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
This is something everyone has to do at least once in their lifetime🙌 one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I don't think I'll ever see a sunrise like this again!🌄 We flew 45 minutes in a very gentle breeze lakes and pictures que farmland; throw in a tasty champagne🥂 breakfast 🍱 thanks to Bram for being plesant and fun pilot also friendly and informative staff... wow...speechless!!🖤
Written April 3, 2021
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Charles
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
This is the 2nd time we went with Abyssinia Ballooning, now 2 years later. It's still breathtaking and even the second time felt like a unique experience. Bram is very experienced and always happy to explain everything that's going on and about what we see. His team is very professional and very well organized. A must do activity when you are in Addis Ababa!
Written December 6, 2020
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Ephream L
Ethiopia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
Fantastic experience,I went on my very first air balloon flight @ the end of January 2021 about 40 min drive away from the capital city Addis ababa. It was fantastic and amazing, abyssinia ballooning company were friendly and efficient from the moment I got picked up from Louver hotel.
Our pilot Bram was brilliant. I recommend to anyone to experience the amazing balloon flight.
Written February 3, 2021
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josh b
Oliver, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Had the privilege of doing a sunrise hot air balloon tour while in Addis. I would recommend everyone do this, seeing Addis from a different angle. The owner was great, very personable and really knows his stuff. Told us the story of how hot air ballooning became a thing originally, and had celebratory sparkling wine at the end of the flight.
Afterwards, he took us to a restaurant for a great breakfast before we went back to our hotel.
Would highly recommend, had a great time.
Written April 4, 2020
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Jan B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Abyssinia Ballooning is a highly professional company. Safety is a top priority. Not only during take off and (very soft) landing and during the flight, but also with respect to COVID-19 and on the road. That feeling of security made the trip very relaxed and enjoyable. The views over Addis Ababa at sun rise were spectacular.
Written January 3, 2021
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Eskedar T
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The Abysinia Balooning experiance was simply amazing. They have a well organized team. The ride was an amazing experiance. The view was breathtaking and we had to see the sun rise twice 🙂. The champaign toast and breakfast made a perfect wrap to our morning. Thanks to Bram and the team for a memorable experience!
Written December 11, 2022
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Amen T
Ashburn, VA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The landing was awesome and smooth. Run! I loved the experience and the team work. View from the top was breathtaking. Green landscapes, streams, crops, rural homes, beautiful people, rabbits are some of the things I got to see. Who doesn't want to be the first to see the sunrise? The basket is so comfortable I really felt like I was in my room. Bram you were a joy to be around not to mention we were in safe hands. Champagne tradition, alittle history lesson, breakfast ready...let's do it again!
Written October 23, 2022
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