• The Ballooning Company (the only one in Ethiopia) was founded in Ethiopia in 2011. It is ran by international individuals with over 30 years of experience in ballooning in the Netherlands and elsewhere
  • It maintains the highest safety standards and hold a spotless safety record.  The pilots are trained according to the highest European qualification standards
  • It rans about 10-12 passenger hot air balloon and one 2-4 passenger hot air balloon (made in the UK by the Cameron Balloon Factory)
  • Current flight areas include are the beautiful hilly Menegesha-are (15 KM West of Addis, historic Lalibela and places on demand for private flights
  • We offer private and scheduled combined flights (with other passengers) for bookings from 1-8 passengers 


We invite you to fulfill a life time dream to experience Addis Ababa surrounding on a hot-air balloon flight. Experience the thrill of rising gently into the Sky, drifting gracefully, effortlessly, and silently through the air. You will never forget the new emotions, the views and the feeling of complete freedom. As the world slowly awakens, you float peacefully overhead, witnessing the serenity in slow motion from the balloon basket

5.15 AM    Pickup at your hotel in Addis Ababa (please be ready exactly on time)

6.00 AM   Arrive in the take off field in Tatek (7 KM West of Addis) for coffee, tea and passenger briefing by the pilot

6.15 AM    Take off and beautiful balloon flight of 1 hour at different altitudes

7.30 AM    Landing and traditional champagne ceremony

8.45 AM    Arrive in Addis Ababa for complete breakfast and handing out certificates

10.00 AM  Drop off and end of program


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Experienced and enthusiastic balloon pilot and balloon ground team
  • Welcome with coffee and tea
  • 1 hour balloon flight
  • Champagne ceremony
  • Insurance
  • Breakfast
  • Flight certificate



To ensure a pleasant experience, we recommend you the following:

  • Wear hat or cap because burners of balloon can feel a bit warm
  • Wear warm and comfortable clothing as it can cold early morning
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring your camera to take stunning pictures

General Conditions

  • Passengers need to be able to stand for 1 hour and slightly bend knees at landing
  • The maximum passenger weight for the 2-4 passenger balloon is 350 KG and the maximum passenger weight for the 8-12 balloon is 850 KG

Available departures

Tours are offered October 1 to June 30. Program may change due to unforeseen weather conditions. For combined flights (when you fly with other passengers) in the 10-12 passenger, there is a minimum of 6 passengers for the tour to commence. If the minimum is not met (unusual), we will refund 100% of your money. For private flights (charter flights), please contact us by clicking on the inquiry form or filling out the contact us form.

Select your tour date using the calendar below to book this tour.

This is a daily tour.