The helicopter flights over Victoria Falls (colloquially known as the Flight of Angels) are a wonderful way to see the full majesty of the Victoria Falls – especially at low water times. You swoop over the Zambezi River and hover over the thundering Falls for a perfect photographic opportunity. The 12-15 minute helicopter flight will take you over the Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River.
The longer 25-30 minute flight will take you over the Victoria Falls, then have an exhilarating ride down into Batoka Gorge, along the Zambezi to Rapid 26 and over Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for a spot of game-viewing by air.
The helicopter flights over Victoria Falls begin at 8am and continue until last light. Please note that there are minimum numbers. So the exact time of your ride may only be confirmed nearer to your visit.
Microlight Flights (Zimbabwe or Zambia)
The microlight excursions are a more adventurous way to see the Falls. They offer a unique, uninhabited and literally breathtaking view of the Falls. And the spectacular gorge that the Zambezi River has carved into the surrounding landscape over many thousands of years.
One person and an experienced pilot take a 12-15-minute microlight flight over the Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River.
As with the helicopter excursions, there’s a longer 25-30 minute option. Which takes you over the Zambezi river, circling over the Victoria Falls and its islands. Then you fly upstream along the Zambezi River to Kalai Island, flying low over the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park for unique game viewing.
Daily flying times are between 7am and 10am and 3pm to 6pm, varying slightly by season. The minimum age is 8, however if a younger child is tall and can fit properly into a harness then they are permitted to fly (but all children are charged at full price!).
Note – personal cameras are not permitted on microlight flights due to safety reasons.