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Helicopter flights in Zambia

The local operators in Zambia usually run helicopter tours generally in 4 or 6 seaters and many have bubble windows, allowing for good viewing. In the 6-seater, you may land up in the middle seat, making seeing out abit more difficult. There is no better way to see the falls than from the air, this also offers exhilarating flights over the falls from both sides. It will give you a perspective of the falls that few get to enjoy. When you are on the ground, it is very difficult to view the falls in all their glory because of the mist, from the air, this circumstance is somewhat improved. The helicopter flights provides an uninterrupted bird’s eye view of the spectacular Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and surrounding bush. There are a number of companies that offer helicopter flights such as Ntanda Ventures, Livingstone's Adventure and All Seasons Travel & Tours.

Short flight

This helicopter flight lasts for about 15 minutes, it takes off from Maramba Airfield, continues over the incredible scenery of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. You will also be taken round the falls and the various islands, and then return to Maramba Airfield.

22 minute helicopter flight

This flight lasts for about 22 minutes, it takes off from Maramba Airfield, continues over the incredible scenery of the Zambezi River and the mighty Victoria Falls. You will also be taken round the falls and the various islands. Before you return to Maramba Airfield, you get to experience an exciting swoop into the Batoka Gorge.

Long flight

This flight lasts for about 30 minutes, you get to experience an exciting Victoria Falls helicopter flight over the local villages to the Batoka Gorge, following the Zambezi River to rapid 26. Lastly, you will get to circle over the Victoria Falls and the islands, before returning to the Maramba Airfield.

Whichever flight you will choose, you will notice that there are hundreds of beautiful islands and you can see all the wildlife going about its daily business. Before taking off, at ground level you will feel the enormous power of the Victoria Falls as great 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 view and enormity of this falls. At some point, you will also notice upstream the wide Zambezi River as it meanders along its course.