To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle becomes all the more clearer from above.  The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south with hippos and crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters, elephant quietly browsing on bright green islands as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth .

To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle becomes all the more clearer from above.  The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south with hippos and crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters, elephant quietly browsing on bright green islands as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges. Let the flight tell you the story of how the vegetation disperses itself and share the sunlight and water, how the river craned a path across the world, how when the sun bounces off the surface of the water it leaves behind a speck of light, so that it appears there is a thousand diamonds being barred by the current.  It is an awe-inspiring 15-minute flight. Approach the Magnificent Face of the Falls over the Upper Gorges.

From A Helicopter – United Air Charter

General information: 

  • Minimum 4 pax and maximum 6 pax per flight.

  • Large groups may be accommodated on request.  (Maximum number is 200 pax per day)

  • Children aged 3 and 4 years are ½ price.  Children must have their own seat. 

  • 2 years and under if seated on parents lap are free of charge – however this is at the discretion of the helicopter company

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Maximum weight of a passenger is 120kg

  • Private flights can be confirmed on a minimum of 6 pax per flight.

  • Flights begin at 07h00 and continue until last light

  • A 12-15-minute flight will take you over the Falls and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

  • A 25-30-minute flight will take you into the Batoka Gorge hovering over rapids 21 to 26, over the Falls, the Zambezi River, and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

  • 4 or 6 seater Eurocopters are used for the flights

  • The low windows on the helicopters allow guests to have a clear view and the ability to take pictures

  • Window seat cannot be guaranteed as guests are seated according to height and weight.

Excursion Includes:

  • Park fees

  • Return transfers from hotels within Livingstone


What you need to bring:

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Credit card / kwacha if you wish to purchase the DVD of your activity, curios or make use of the coffee shop


Pick up times from the Day Activity Centre and the Royal Livingstone hotel:

  • Flexible depending on flight availability

  • 12-15 minute flight is ± a 1 hour round trip including transfers

  • 25-30 minute flight is ± a 1 hour 15 minutes round trip including transfers

From A Helicopter – Batoka Sky

This flight sweeps over the upper gorges and hovers for a luxurious period over the gushing waterfall. Then helicopter will then soar further up river to explore the impressive Batoka gorges. Time permitting, it will end the flip by flying over the beautiful national park, before returning its passages on the helipad.

General information: 

  • Minimum 3 pax and maximum 13 pax if all helicopters are in operation.

  • Large groups may be accommodated on request.  (Maximum number is 150 pax per day)

  • There are no child rates and infants are not allowed to sit on a parents lap

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Maximum weight of a passenger is 120kg

  • Private flights can be confirmed on a minimum of 6 people

  • Flights begin at 08h00 and continue until last light

  • 12-15 minutes flight - after take-off fly over the Zambezi River and onwards to the Victoria Falls, circle over the Falls and the islands and return back over the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park

  • A 25-30 minute flight – after take-off fly to the Victoria Falls, after viewing the Falls, an exhilarating flight over the local villages to the Batoka Gorge, along the Zambezi River to Rapid 26. Circle over the Victoria Falls and the islands and return back over the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park

  • The Eurocopters Squirrel AS350 BA with its powerful 640 hp power plant has the seating capacity of the pilot plus Six (6) passengers.

  • The Bell 206 III Jet Ranger is one the most popular helicopters in the world with a seating capacity of the pilot plus four (4) passengers.

  • The Robinson R44 Ravin II has a seating capacity of the pilot plus three (3) passengers that allows all the occupants a window seat. RESTRICTIONS: Due to manufacturing restrictions the Robinson R44 Ravin helicopter is not allowed to operate in ambient temperatures of 105°F (41°C). These temperatures are normally reached during the month of October.

  • Window seat cannot be guaranteed as guests are seated according to height and weight.

Excursion Includes:

  • Park fees

  • Return transfers from hotels within Livingstone


What you need to bring:

  • Camera

  • Hat/Cap, sunglasses

  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent

  • Credit card / kwacha if you wish to purchase the DVD of your activity


Pick up times from the Day Activity Centre and the Royal Livingstone hotel:

  • Flexible depending on flight availability

  • 12-15 minute flight is ± a 1 hour round trip including transfers

  • 25-30 minute flight is ± a 1 hour 15 minutes round trip including transfers

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