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Helicopter Flight - Zambia

Helicopter Flight - Zambia

Overview: Helicopter Flight - Zambia

Flying over the Victoria Falls is a wonderful experience, allowing you to take in the full scale and majesty of one of the world’s biggest and most famous waterfalls. There are a variety of options available, with variable flight lengths 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 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 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 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

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What to look forward to.

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A helicopter flight above the Falls is a unique and thrilling way to experience this sight.
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Rainbows sparkle in the spray cascading over the edge - it's a beautiful view from above.
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A helicopter flight above the Falls is a unique and thrilling way to experience this sight.

Rainbows sparkle in the spray cascading over the edge - it's a beautiful view from above.

Helicopter Flight - Zambia reviews

75 independent first-hand comments from our travellers.

7 reviews since August 2007
Mrs NfromChicago

14 Aug 2017

"Best introduction to the Livingstone's falls"

"Best introduction to the Livingstone's falls …" Read Mrs N’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Family FfromWest Harrow

13 Feb 2017

"Vic a Falls Helicopter"

"Vic a Falls Helicopter …" Read Family F’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs MfromVictoria

2 Jun 2015

"Adrenalin rush over Vic Falls"

"Adrenalin rush over Vic Falls …" Read Mr & Mrs M’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr M & Mrs DfromUK

25 Jul 2013

"Worth paying for the extra 15 mins."

"Worth paying for the extra 15 mins. …" Read Mr M & Mrs D’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs K & Mrs TfromUSA

4 Jul 2013

"25 mim helicopter flight"

"25 mim helicopter flight …" Read Mrs K & Mrs T’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr M & Mr CfromLausanne

23 Sep 2010

"Helicopter Flight - Zambia"

"Helicopter Flight - Zambia …" Read Mr M & Mr C’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr JfromCambridgeshire

19 Jul 2007

"Superb flight"

"Superb flight …" Read Mr J’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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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.

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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.

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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.

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US$13,200 - US$18,440 per person

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