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Experience a bird's eye view of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambezi River and Batoka Gorge on this epic Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight.
The "Flight of Angels" is the most popular helicopter flight in Victoria Falls. You will arrive at the helicopter pad that has a magnificent natural backdrop of the Victoria Falls in the distance. One of the friendly staff will give you a short but informative safety briefing and point out your helicopter flight path on a wonderfully illustrated map.
Thereafter you will board the helicopter and the excitement begins. After a smooth take off you will make your way towards the Victoria Falls. The excitement grows as you approach the falls. You can only truly appreciate the sheer magnitude of the Victoria Falls from a helicopter flight. The helicopter will complete a series of clockwise and anti clockwise turns. This allows passengers on both sides of the helicopter fantastic views and photo opportunities of the Victoria Falls and the Batoka Gorge below.
Once the helicopter has completed a series of orbits you will begin your return to the helicopter pad. You will fly upriver for a short distance. The views of the Zambezi River from the helicopter are magnificent. Once you have flown over Kalunda Island you will take a left turn and prepare for your landing.
Once you have landed safely you will have the opportunity to view some photos and a video from your trip. These photos and DVD's of your helicopter flight are available for purchase. Thereafter you will be dropped back off at your accommodation to prepare for your next Victoria Falls adventure.
For a longer flight and the opportunity to see more of the Batoka Gorge and fly over the Zambezi National Park why not try the 25 minute Zambezi Spectacular Helicopter Flight.
View the Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge and Zambezi National Park in this epic Zambezi helicopter flight. Exactly as the name suggests, this flight is Spectacular!
The 25 minute Zambezi Spectacular helicopter flight is exactly as the name suggests: Spectacular! This helicopter flight will initially take the same route as the shorter Flight of Angels. But instead of heading home after viewing the Victoria Falls, you will fly further down the impressive Batoka Gorge and contrasting landscapes. See how the Victoria Falls have carved massive cracks in the earth over millions of years.
Once you have seen the Batoka Gorge you will fly back over the Victoria Falls and head up the Zambezi River. Once you are a fair distance upstream the helicopter will turn left and fly over the Zambezi National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to spot some big game such as elephant, buffalo and many antelope species.
Once you have hopefully spotted some wildlife you will make your way back to the helicopter pad. Once you have landed safely you will have the opportunity to view some photos and a video from your trip. These photos and DVD's of your helicopter flight are available for purchase. Thereafter you will be dropped back off at your accommodation to prepare for your next Victoria Falls adventure.
We accept guests of all ages on the Victoria Falls helicopter tours. Children over 2 pay full price for the helicopter flight and children 2 and younger are free.
Weight is taken per helicopter and the maximum weight per helicopter is 600kgs. The front seat of the helicopter can only take up to 95kg.
Your safety is our main concern. Your Victoria Falls helicopter flight may be delayed due to weather conditions. Normally rainstorms only last about half an hour, so be patient, we will try to ensure you get to experience this magnificent flight.
Photos and DVD's of your helicopter flight in Victoria Falls are available for purchase. See costs below:
Video only: $45
Photos only: $25
Videos + photos: $50
The water level of the Zambezi River varies remarkably throughout the year. The Victoria Falls region receives seasonal rainfall, and therefore the amount of water flowing over the Victoria Falls changes drastically.
The water level is at its lowest point around November each year. At this time of year the water falls mainly in the deeper section of the river on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. During the low water season some areas of the Zambian side dry up completely leaving a gigantic crack of exposed bare rock in the earth. This may not be as spectacular as the Victoria Falls in full flood.
The water level is at its highest between April and May. During these months the Victoria Falls are a thundering wall of falling water and the spray from the falls can obscure the view.
So which time of year is best to experience a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls? Each water level has its advantages and disadvantages. But one thing to remember is no matter what time of year you fly, the sight of the Victoria Falls from a helicopter is a magnificent and awe-inspiring spectacle.
During the Jurassic Period (150-200 million years ago), volcanic activity resulted in thick basalt deposits covering large parts of Southern Africa. As the lava cooled and solidified, cracks appeared in the hard basalt crust, which were filled with clay and lime. Erosion and the course of the mighty Zambezi River cut through these softer materials, forming the first of a series of waterfalls.