Microlight Flight

Microlight Flight

Sometimes called the ‘Flight of Angels’ (though this more often refers to the helicopter flight), after David Livingstone’s famous description of the Falls as ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in flight’, a trip in a microlight is quite possibly the best way to view the Falls from above.

Perhaps not for the faint-hearted, you’ll have the opportunity for an exhilarating 15 or 30 minute flight. With the shorter flight, the pilot will circle the microlight high over the Victoria Falls, sometimes close enough to feel the spray from the water crashing into the gorge below. You’ll fly over the Batoka Gorge and the nearby islands, with a short sweep down the Zambezi River.

The longer flight allows the same, though you’ll also be flown over the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, with the opportunity to see some of the wildlife below. It’s common to see hippos in the river, or elephants coming down to the river to drink. The morning flights tend to run more smoothly - winds can pick up in the afternoons, and we’ve found that travellers on these afternoon flights can sometimes have delays or cancellations due to adverse wind conditions.

The maximum weight to take part in the microlight flight is 100kg, and this is quite a strict rule - for anyone unsure, have a look at the helicopter flights over the Falls as an alternative option.

Your pilot on the microlight will have a mounted camera, and photographs are available to purchase after your flight.

The minimum age requirement for the microflight flights is 10 years old.

Start Location: Any of the lodges or hotels in the Livingstone area. Transfers to and from the microlight centre will be included.

Start Time: Flights operate between 07:00 and 10:00, and between 16:00 and 18:00 daily.

Maximum Size of Group: Each single passenger will fly with a pilot. It's possible for couples to fly at the same time in separate microlights, though this generally needs to be booked in advance.

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