Overview: Helicopter Flight - Zambia
Flight of the Angels - short flightNamed 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 their 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.
Flight of the Angels - extended flightAs the name suggest, this is a longer trip which includes the same initial flight over the Falls, but then the pilot will turn and fly 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.
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.
Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.
- Start location
- Any of Expert Africa's hotels or lodges in the vicinity of Livingstone
- End location
- Back at your hotel
- Meals included
- No meals are included
- 12 or 25 minute flights
- Maximum group size
- Four or six people depending on the size of the helicopter
What to look forward to.
Helicopter Flight - Zambia reviews
75 independent first-hand comments from our travellers.
14 Aug 2017
"Best introduction to the Livingstone's falls"
13 Feb 2017
"Vic a Falls Helicopter"
2 Jun 2015
"Adrenalin rush over Vic Falls"
25 Jul 2013
"Worth paying for the extra 15 mins."
4 Jul 2013
"25 mim helicopter flight"
23 Sep 2010
"Helicopter Flight - Zambia"
19 Jul 2007
Ideas for holidays which can include Helicopter Flight - Zambia
Add this experience to these trip ideas or contact us to start planning your own tailor-made safari to Zambia.
9 days • 4 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LIVINGSTONE AIRPORT
Combining excellent game with aspects of remoter safari in South Luangwa, as well as the cultural delights of Livingstone, this trip also makes use of long-stay discounts, making it an excellent-value and well-rounded adventure.
US$7,480 - US$8,820 per person
11 days • 4 locations
LIVINGSTONE AIRPORT TO LILONGWE AIRPORT
Mix relaxation and adventure on a safari combining the South Luangwa with Victoria Falls and the beaches of Lake Malawi. These three locations are among the most iconic in southern Africa.
US$6,970 - US$9,720 per person
11 days • 3 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LIVINGSTONE AIRPORT
Discover South Luangwa’s prolific wildlife before exploring the wildly remote pans of Liuwa Plain National Park and relaxing in one of the Livingstone area’s most romantic and exclusive hideaways. A safari of luxury, style and impressive diversity.
US$13,200 - US$17,560 per person
Other excursions in Zambia
Inspiration and great ideas for other experiences in Zambia to include in your safari.
Livingstone Island & Devil's Pool
Victoria Falls is one of the world's natural wonders, and a huge attraction for many visitors to southern Africa. We're often asked if the waterfall is best viewed from the Zambian or Zimbabwean side, but we think the best way to experience the full majesty of the falls is from the middle with a visit to Livingstone Island.More about Livingstone Island
Around four hours - mornings only
Spend an unforgettable morning on a walking safari tracking Mosi-oa-Tunya’s small population of white rhino, with a strong chance of being able to approach these endangered creatures on foot.More about Rhino Walk
Royal Livingstone Express
Four hours approx.
The Royal Livingstone Express is a lovingly restored steam train. Guests steam along the original Rhodesian railway line onto the stunning Victoria Falls Bridge. From here guests can marvel at the falls and the Batoka Gorge before enjoying 5-courses of fine dining.More about Royal Livingstone Express
The Elephant Café
Approximately four hours
Visiting The Elephant Café is a great combination of a magical elephant encounter and fine dining. Spend time getting to know the elephants, some of them rescued from the wild many years ago, and others born into the herd. Then sit down and enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the Zambezi.More about The Elephant Café
Kawaza Village Visit
Two to three hours
Just outside Zambia's South Luangwa National Park lies a normal, working rural African village which is open and welcoming to visitors to the Luangwa valley. There is nothing artificial or contrived about Kawaza Village, and it offers a rare opportunity to experience and appreciate Kunda culture, and meet local Zambians.More about Kawaza Village Visit
15 or 30 minutes
For pure exhilaration, it's hard to find something better than flying in a microlight, swooping through the spray that crashes up and off the Victoria Falls, with rainbows shimmering below. If you don't like heights, then this isn't for you! For those looking for a different way to see the Falls, the microlight flights offer a stunning birds eye view of this spectacular natural wonder.More about Microlight Flight
Fishing on the Zambezi River
Three hours or Seven hours
Many people head to Livingstone not just to see the Victoria Falls, but also to relax after an international flight or a busy safari, and a perfect way to do this is with a fishing trip on the calmer sections of the Zambezi River above the falls, drifting with the current, casting your line, and keeping an eye out for wildlife on the banks.More about Fishing
Chobe Day Trip
Full day - typically around 11 hours
For a top safari experience while visiting the Victoria Falls, don’t miss a day trip to Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Easily reachable from Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Chobe boasts some of the best wildlife densities in southern Africa, with exceptional numbers of elephant drawn by the permanent waters of the Chobe River.More about Chobe Day Trip
Tribal Textiles Tour
One - two hours
Visit the Tribal Textiles workshop, where hand-painted textiles are produced by more than a hundred local people. The workshop is close to Mfuwe Airport, so is ideally placed for a stop en route to/from the South Luangwa. With products ranging from cushion covers to bags and T-shirts, it's a great place for souvenir shopping while at the same time supporting the local community.More about Tribal Textiles Tour
Zambia fact file
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