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Hey Kristin....I have heard about balloon rides over the African Savannahs but don't know how to get that booked. It isn't included in the ABD adventure so how do you know when to book it and how do you go about doing it? Thanks for your help!
- Asked by Kay from IN on 3/2/2013
Welcome Back Kay! I think taking a hot-air balloon ride above the African Savannah sounds like an amazing option to add to your South African Safari with Adventures by Disney.
In fact, my husband and I have already booked it! Any time you are on an adventure and there is an activity that you would like to experience but isn't included in the itinerary you have a couple of options. You can search for a company that provides the service you are looking for and arrange it privately with them, or you can contact the hotel and see if they have a recommendation or can assist you in booking. I did the latter, and found that the Reservation Consultant at Kapama River Lodge was so helpful. She can be reached by emailing her directly at email@example.com. She gave me the prices, asked me which date we preferred, and made the arrangements directly with the balloon ride provider. Because these rides are offered only at sunrise, we will have to forego one of our included early-morning game drives. We feel that this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience will be worth it! No advance payment was required, and we will be billed by the hotel upon arrival - everything was super-easy to arrange.
I hope you find this information helpful! Whether or not you choose to add an extra activity to your South African Safari Adventure is definitely your choice, but either way, I know that you will have an amazing trip with Adventures by Disney!
Not many sleeps now!!