Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight, “The Flight of Angels” aptly refers to the Helicopter Flights over and around Victoria Falls.
It originated from the phrase coined by David Livingstone when he first documented discovering the falls: “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in Their Flight”. I think it is a great name, it describes this activity perfectly as it is surely one of the finest experiences you can have.
At ground level you can feel the enormous power of the Victoria Falls as tremendous volumes of water pound into the chasm below. But it is only when you take to the air that you can take in the whole panorama and enormity of this mighty spectacle.
There are 2 different Victoria Falls Helicopter options available:
The first is a 12/13 minute flight which takes off from Elephant hills heli pad, which is just a few kilometres upstream of the Falls.
The flight takes you over the falls several times in both directions, the pilot’s bank the helicopters as you circle so you can really see right into the chasm of the falls.
You can see the towns of Victoria falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia and all the hotels which is quite impressive and you can see up and down stream very clearly.
The second option is a 30 minute flight which starts off exactly like the shorter flight but then takes you for an enthralling Game viewing flight upstream along the Mighty Zambezi and the adjoining Zambezi National Park.
You are likely to see quite a bit of Game including many hippo in the river. The scenery is breathtaking and this is an unforgettable experience