As so aptly stated by its founder David Livingstone after observing this natural world of the world in the year 1855 “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” about the majestic Victoria Falls!
Inarguably one of the best ways to appreciate the true splendour of the Victoria Falls is to view the roaring falls from the air. And this should be done by Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour. The bird’s eye view promises an exceptional vantage point of the fall and all the beauty it has in store.
The short helicopter flight over the beautiful Victoria Falls is lovingly called as the “Flight of the Angels” owing to the beautiful view that it offers from the top. The view is completely angelic, serene and once in a lifetime opportunity. A perfect combination of thrill and chill, the Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride provide excellent views from every seat through its windows. Its takes you across the Zambezi River gushing over deep gorges seemingly carved into the mother earth.
An extended helicopter trip however, promises superb view of the fall as well as an incredible flight over the Zambezi National Park ensuring game viewing and wildlife spotting.
The Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour operates from morning till evening, almost every day of the year. There are different flights that fly along with the transfer services in regular intervals.
You are then, taken to the landing zone where you will begin the shortest but the most eventful flight of your life.
The pilots fly you over the left and right circuits over the Victoria Falls allowing you better views and photographic and recording opportunities. Helicopters have good size windows to offer panoramic views to all it travellers.
After the flight you are flown back to the Zambezi National Park to end off your flight. From there you can proceed back to respective accommodation.
Advocating this sheer beauty from the sky during your Victoria Falls Tours not only ensure an exceptional experience but also a memory to last a lifetime. You can hold on to that excitement and value the magnitude of the majestic Victoria Falls- Flight of Angels only through a Helicopter ride.
There are two options to choose from...
Short Flight- Lasts for 15 minutes. The Flight of Angels helicopter route criss-crosses Victoria Falls providing epic views. Covers both the left and right circuits across the fall. A trip upriver and back over the Zambezi National Park completes your flight.
Extended Flight - That lasts for 25 - 30 minutes. It follows the same sequence as the short flight with addition you fly over the Batoka gorge, experience the spectacular dramatic feature, following the mighty Zambezi River, as it cuts its way through the precarious bluffs. While falling back, you cover upper Zambezi River & the National Park, home to a wide variety of wildlife species. A trip up the Zambezi River and back over the Zambezi National Park completes your 'Victoria Falls Flight of Angels'.
It operates every day of the year except for certain special days when it remains closed for visitor’s access.
Victoria Falls is at its strongest between February and May after the rainfall, also regarded as the Best Time To Visit Victoria Falls. Heavy flow of the water down to the gorges cannot be seen due to heavy mist. Moreover, all other Victoria Falls Activities are mostly unavailable during this time.
Time between August and February are preferred for water activities as well as helicopter tour on Victoria Falls.
There are tour operators on both the side of the Falls who undertake Helicopter trips. They can be contacted and booked directly else ask your hotel authorities to tie along with any of them.
Advised to book way in advance in order to avoid inconvenience.
Try going for Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride early on your Victoria Falls Tour so that any change in flight schedule can be accommodated on later flights. So, you have plenty of time to accomplish the activity.
Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour are carried on from the Victoria Falls town on the Zimbabwean time. So, if you are on the Zambian side make sure you have made necessary arrangements for Visa and all the other travel related documents. Ensure talking to your hotel people or tour guide so that necessary arrangements can be made before time.
The experiences will be the best for helicopter tours while choosing the Victoria Falls Tour Packages. So ready for Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride today!
Before going on your Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour, here are some things you should bring along.
The afternoon hours between 1 to 3 p.m. are also ideal for giving you better aerial shots since the sunlight is directly overhead.
On a Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride, it's best to wear dark-colored clothing along with a light jacket, jeans, and closed-toe shoes. Riders shouldn't wear white or light-colored clothing, open-toed shoes, loose-fitting clothes, loose accessories, or open-bottomed clothing like skirts and dresses.
While cameras and mobile phones are allowed to be carried on aircraft and taking photographs during flight is permitted, the wearing of wrist straps or lanyards, which are firmly attached to the device, is highly recommended.
Open-toed sandals leave your feet exposed, and they can get caught or even fall off while in the air. It's best to wear laced shoes, sneakers, or closed-toe boots instead. Heels should also be avoided – stick to comfortable flats instead, particularly ones with a grippy rubber sole.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
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Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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