Helicopter Flight - Zambia

Helicopter Flight - Zambia

Flying over the Victoria Falls is an wonderful experience, allowing you to take in the full scale and majesty of one of the world’s biggest and most famous waterfalls. Helicopter flights depart from the Maramba Aerodrome just outside Livingstone Town. There are a variety of options available, with variable flight lengths that can be combined with hotel drop-offs or activity pick-ups; but the scenic flights, often known as the Flight of the Angels are the most popular:
  • Flight of the Angels - short flight
    Named after the famous diary entry of David Livingstone, who described the views of the Victoria Falls as ‘scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in flight’, this flight focuses on the /Falls themselves. During the flight the pilot will fly figure of eight circuits in front of and over the Falls so that all passengers have the best possible opportunities to see, photograph and video the Falls. The flight lasts 12 to 15 minutes, and road transfers to and from your Livingstone lodge are included.

  • Flight of the Angels - extended flight
    As the name suggest, this is a longer trip which includes the same initial flight over the Falls, but then the pilot will turn and head downstream, taking in the stunning geology of the Batoka Gorge, one of the several points at which the Zambezi River has carved its path into the landscape. Circling around, the pilot will then fly along the Zambezi River towards the rapids, before flying back above the falls and over the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, allowing a birds eye view of any elephants, hippo and crocodile below. This flight lasts approximately between 25 and 30 minutes.
Charter Flights: Private helicopter charters are also available in the Victoria Falls area, allowing you to have a more personal experience of the flights on offer, or you can design your own trip. Some guests wish to arrive at their lodge or hotel in style, others taking part in different activities are able to be collected and enjoy a scenic flight on their way back to the drop-off spot. Swoops into the Batoka Gorge can also be included.

Start Location: Any of the lodges or hotels in the Livingstone area. Transfers to the Maramba Aerodrome for your flight will be included.

Start Time: Flights operate from 8.00am to 4.00pm (or last light) daily.

Maximum Size of Group: Helicopter flights are shared, with a maximum of four or six passengers, depending on the size of the helicopter. There is no guarantee of a window seat. Private charters are available.

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.