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Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe

Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe

Overview: Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe

Flying over the Victoria Falls is an incredible experience that allows you to take in the full scale and majesty of one of the world’s most famous waterfalls. Helicopter flights depart from the helipad just outside the town of Victoria Falls, with several different flight options available:

Flight of Angels

Named after David Livingstone’s famous diary entry describing views of the Victoria Falls as ‘ scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in flight’, this shorter trip focuses on taking in views of the falls themselves. After taking off the pilot will fly both left and right hand circuits in front of and over the falls, ensuring all passengers have the best viewing, photographic, and filming opportunities possible. The flight lasts 12-13 minutes, with transfers to and from the lodge included.

Zambezi Spectacular

This longer trip includes the same initial flight over the falls, but then heads downstream, taking in the stunning geology of the Batoka Gorge, where the Zambezi River has carved a huge scar into the landscape. Circling around, the pilot will then take you over the meandering sections of the Zambezi River above the falls, and over the Zambezi National Park, giving you an eagle eye view of elephants, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and many other species. In total this flight lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Charter Flights

Private helicopter charters are available in the Victoria Falls area, allowing you to have a more personal experience of the flights above or design your own unique trip, such as flying to a romantic picnic destination on the Zambezi River, or being picked out of the Batoka Gorge at the end of a rafting trip. Or you can charter a flight from Victoria Falls Airport in order to arrive at your lodge in style.

Please note: Expert Africa can only arrange a scenic helicopter flight over the Falls as part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary which includes a stop in Victoria Falls. See the Holiday ideas, below, for examples of such itineraries.
Start location
Any of Expert Africa's hotels or lodges in the vicinity of Victoria Falls
End location
Back at your hotel
Meals included
No meals included
Shortest flight is 12-25 minutes
Maximum group size
Maximum of 4 or 6 - depends on helicopter type

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What to look forward to.

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The Victoria Falls remain one of the most stunning sites in Africa...
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...and certainly deserves its place as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
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Taking a helicopter flight allows you to take in the stunning views in all their splendour.

The Victoria Falls remain one of the most stunning sites in Africa...

...and certainly deserves its place as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

Taking a helicopter flight allows you to take in the stunning views in all their splendour.

Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe reviews

35 independent first-hand comments from our travellers.

8 reviews since August 2007

Overall rating: Excellent


12 Nov 2019

"Helicopter Flight [11-2019]"

"great experience …" Read S.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs BfromLondon

5 Oct 2019

"Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe review"

"great views of the falls …" Read Mr & Mrs B’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs & Mr BfromCanada

27 Jun 2019

"Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe review"

"Great trip and worthwhile …" Read Mrs & Mr B’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

F familyfromSherborne

20 Jun 2019

"Breathtaking views - a must do excursion"

"A phenomenal, thrilling ride! …" Read F family’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs K.fromDakabin

19 Nov 2018

"Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe review"

"Wow, it was superb, the pilot banked to allow good views and picture taking. …" Read Mrs K.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent


21 Oct 2016

"Short and sweet"

Overall rating: Good

Mr & Mrs BfromN Hants

1 Jul 2016

"could have been better"

"could have been better …" Read Mr & Mrs B’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Good

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Ideas for holidays which can include Helicopter Flight - Zimbabwe

Add this experience to these trip ideas or contact us to start planning your own tailor-made safari to Zimbabwe.

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Sable Self-drive Safari

12 days • 7 locations

A great-value southern African self-drive adventure from Namibia along the Caprivi Strip to Botswana and Zimbabwe, combining other-worldly landscapes, unforgettable wildlife spectacles and rarely visited places, and ending at Victoria Falls.

US$6,150 - US$8,310 per person

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Klipspringer Safari

8 days • 3 locations

An outstanding-value Zimbabwe safari exploring Victoria Falls and two contrasting locations in western Zimbabwe – Hwange and the Matobo Hills – giving you a real feel for Zimbabwe, its people and wildlife.

US$2,890 - US$3,570 per person

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Nyala Safari

10 days • 3 locations

A superb luxury safari in iconic Hwange and Mana Pools national parks, staying in a pair of the finest safari camps in Zimbabwe, with a grand finale at Victoria Falls

US$10,150 - US$15,050 per person

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Great Egret Safari

12 days • 4 locations

A wonderfully varied adventure to Botswana and Zimbabwe combining three fantastic safari areas, a luxury river cruise and the mighty Victoria Falls.

US$9,260 - US$17,160 per person

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Rock Hare Self-drive Safari

20 days • 12 locations

An in-depth look at Namibia from the Namib Desert to the Caprivi, with additional stops in Botswana and Victoria Falls. This three-week adventure includes an unrivalled mix of environments and is great value.

US$5,250 - US$7,470 per person

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Pygmy Mouse Self-drive Safari

18 days • 10 locations

A truly epic southern African self-drive safari adventure from Namibia’s mountains and deserts, along the lush Caprivi Strip to Botswana and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, staying at luxury lodges throughout.

US$6,200 - US$10,440 per person

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Leopard Safari

13 days • 4 locations

Victoria Falls, Botswana and Cape Town – a classic southern African itinerary combining luxury, wilderness, safari and culture. We can't think of a better way to spend two weeks.

US$12,240 - US$18,020 per person

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Pied Kingfisher Safari

9 days • 3 locations

A luxury safari combining three of Zimbabwe's top highlights. The trip uses some of the finest safari camps in Zimbabwe and is perfect for a family or small group.

US$7,000 - US$10,780 per person

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The Highlights of Africa

17 days • 7 locations

An epic adventure taking in some of Africa’s most incredible sights and wildlife experiences, from Cape Town to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, the Maasai Mara and an encounter with mountain gorillas.

US$14,370 - US$18,240 per person

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Other excursions in Zimbabwe

Inspiration and great ideas for other experiences in Zimbabwe to include in your safari.

Ra-Ikane River Cruise

Ra-Ikane River Cruise

Two hours minimum

Cruising the upper sections of the Zambezi reveals another dimension to the river's beauty, adding a sense of serenity to the thrill of watching it cascade over the Victoria Falls. On a Ra-Ikane river cruise, experience the river’s islands and channels, keeping an eye out for wildlife, and the spray from the Falls.

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Guided tour of Victoria Falls

Guided tour of Victoria Falls

Two hours - AM & PM departures

One of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, the mighty Victoria Falls has to be seen to be believed. Why not take an expertly guided trip to learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of one of Africa's most spectacular sites?

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100% (4 reviews)
Elephant Encounter

Elephant Encounter

Three hours

For a very personal encounter with elephants, head to The Elephant Camp near Victoria Falls. From its sanctuary for orphaned elephants, it offers close interaction with one of Africa's most iconic species, including the chance to feed the elephants by hand, and talk to the guides who have raised and trained them.

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92% (5 reviews)
Zambezi Explorer River Cruise

Zambezi Explorer River Cruise

Two hours

Watching the sunset from the middle of the Zambezi River, with the spray of the falls behind you, is an incredibly popular activity. A large variety of cruises are on offer, ranging from cheap and boozy directed towards the backpacker crowd, to much more luxurious and serene experiences. A great option for the latter style is the Zambezi Explorer.

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Historical Bridge Tour

Historical Bridge Tour

Two hours - AM & PM departures

A feat of engineering the Victoria Falls Bridge was built in 1905 as part of Cecil Rhodes' vision to link the Cape to Cairo. With an expert guide and the appropriate safety equipment you'll not only discover the wonders of this Victorian marvel but also gain a unique perspective of the Victoria Falls themselves.

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Bushtracks Express

Bushtracks Express

Generally four and a half hours

The Bushtracks Express Train starts its journey at Zimbabwe’s iconic Victoria Falls Station before departing on its route through Victoria Falls National Park the Victoria Falls Bridge, where guests enjoy the stunning view of the Falls. Afterwards, the train will depart for a siding out of town, for dinner.

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Cookery Course & Activity

Cookery Course & Activity

Six hours - afternoon activity

Make a traditional Southern African ‘potjie dinner’ on the banks of the Zambezi River. You’ll be guided through the preparation process by professional chefs before embarking on an afternoon activity while your dinner cooks. The activity is followed by a 3-course meal, including your self-made Pot as the main course.

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Elephant Art Experience

Elephant Art Experience

Three hours

The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Art of Africa have teamed up to create a unique experience in the bush, with private tutors running painting workshops and habituated elephants provision impressive models, standing just metres away from your easel.

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