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Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls

Last updated: 04 April, 2024

David Livingstone wrote of the Victoria Falls that ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in flight’… so perhaps it’s no surprise that flying over the falls is one of the best way to appreciate the great spectacle.

Short flips have you over the Falls and back in under 15 minutes, while longer chopper excursions drop into the gorge to skim above the rapids. Choose between helicopters, or, for the truly daring, microlights.


Price from: £150
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 10+
When: All year around
Duration: 1.5 hours

Getting there & doing it

All flights are bookable through local tour companies, which provide return hotel transfers to the helipad or runways situated on either side of the Zambezi.

Short flips last under 15 minutes, while longer 30-minute excursions take in more of the Batoka Gorge and the national parks situated alongside the Zambezi.

When to do it

Flights run all year-round, seven days a week. Start time by arrangement. Microlight flights only take place in the early morning and late afternoon.

The river and Falls are most impressive during the turbulent summer floods of April-May. Low water months of August to December are still worthwhile for the jaw-dropping views alone.

Who to go with: organised tours


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Helicopter Scenic Flight over Victoria Falls 12-13 minutes Flight

  • Victoria Falls

Bubble helicopter windows that ensures you do not miss anything from the sky. Experience the Flight of Angels, an unforgettable helicopter flight with breathtaking views of the mighty Victoria Falls, the Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and the lush Zambezi National Park.

Price $128

Min age 10

Rating 4.78 / 5 [413 ratings]

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Victoria Falls Flight of the Angels Helicopter Flight

  • Victoria Falls

Passengers are treated to “Scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” – David Livingstone The “Flight of Angels” is an amazing journey over the 1700m vast curtain of water known locally as the “Mosi oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) and along the Zambezi River and the Zambezi National Park. Passengers are treated to an unforgettable helicopter journey comprising of 4 circuits (2 on either side) offering unrivalled spectacular views, photographic, and filming opportunities and putting the full breadth and height of The Falls into glorious perspective within the surrounding environment. Includes transportation from your Victoria Falls accommodation.

Price $154

Min age 0

Rating 4.41 / 5 [65 ratings]

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Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour

  • Victoria Falls

Feel the freedom. And you certainly will, on a 13 minute helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River. The helicopter has the ability to fly lower than a fixed wing aircraft, so you'll have unrivalled opportunities to view the breathtaking Falls... and get those perfect pics. Your flight path takes you over the seemingly tranquil Zambezi River, and on a journey of discovery along the gorges which zigzag their way to the infamous Batoka Gorge downstream. It's a unique perspective on the Falls, and gives you the perfect overview of the size and magnitude of this astounding Natural Wonder of the World. Your Experience Highlights • Viewing of the Falls • Zambezi River • Batoka Gorge

Price $200

Min age 4

Rating 4.62 / 5 [8 ratings]

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