Victoria Falls Helicopter Flights

A helicopter flight over the magnificent Victoria Falls is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed. The sight of the thundering waterfall from the sky will leave you awestruck. Soar above the towering wall of mist created by the Victoria Falls, and be mesmerized as you witness the largest sheet of falling water in the World. Take a moment to appreciate this natural wonder and absorb the scenes that will not quickly fade from memory. And don't forget to take advantage of the numerous photographic opportunities you will get as you experience this helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls.

Helicopter Flight Options

A helicopter flight is a must do activity when visiting Victoria Falls. That is why we offer a number of helicopter flight options for you to choose from, as we wouldn't want you to miss out. Choose the most popular Flight Of Angels and experience "Scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight" as described by David Livingstone. Or fly a little longer with the Zambezi Spectacular and get to see the impressive Batoka Gorge and Zambezi National Park.

Flight of Angels

$150 per person

12 - 13 minutes

08:00 - 16:00 daily

Zambezi Spectacular

$284 per person

25 - 27 minutes

08:00 - 16:00 daily

Charter Flights

Price on request

4 & 6 seater private charters

As per requirements

Helicopter Flight Combos

Why not add on a few extra activities while booking your Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight. Choose from adrenalin packed combos to a relaxing combinations like a Zambezi River Sunset Cruise. Book now and save with these discounted activity combinations!!!

The Helicopters

Bell helicopters are used exclusively for the Victoria Falls helicopter flights. Bell helicopters are considered the safest helicopters in the world and are recognized as the world leaders in the helicopter industry. For more information on Bell helicopters please visit the Bell Textron website.

BELL 206B-3 JETRANGER

Motor: 370 SHP Gas Turboshaft
Passengers: 4 pax + pilot
Range: Max. range 400km fully loaded

The JetRanger has stood the test of time and proved itself around the world in all applications, including scenic flights over Victoria Falls. The JetRanger helicopter is rugged and reliable and comes with the best safety record of any helicopter in the industry. The JetRanger is the most popular turbine helicopter ever built.

BELL 206L-3 LONGRANGER

Motor: 630 SHP Gas Turboshaft
Passengers: 6 pax + pilot
Range: Max. range 600km fully loaded

The bigger brother to the legendary JetRanger, the LongRanger is an excellent combination of power, space and range. The innovative door design and spacious cabin make the LongRanger helicopter ideal for longer aerial photography and film shoots. And of course, excellent for passengers to fly in comfort as they witness the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Helicopter Safety & Maintenance

All the helicopters used for the famous Victoria Falls helicopter flight are maintained to the highest industry standards. These helicopters are maintained under the strict rules governed by CAAZ (Commercial Airline Authority of Zimbabwe). Bell Textron are the manufacturers of the Victoria Falls helicopters and an authorized schedule of service is carried out in conjunction with the South African Maintenance Organization. Servicing and maintenance is carried out by a highly qualified team from the National Aeronautics Company (NAC). See some additional frequently asked questions about the Victoria Falls helicopter flights.

We accept guests of all ages. Children over 2 pay full price and children 2 and younger are free.

Weight is taken per helicopter and the maximum weight per helicopter is 600kgs. The front seat of the helicopter can only take up to 95kg.

Your safety is our main concern. Your Victoria Falls helicopter flight may be delayed due to weather conditions. Normally rainstorms only last about half an hour, so be patient,  we will try to ensure you get to experience this magnificent flight.

Photos and DVD's of your helicopter flight are available for purchase. See costs below:
Video only: $45
Photos only: $25
Videos + photos: $50

The water level of the Zambezi River varies remarkably throughout the year. The Victoria Falls region receives seasonal rainfall, and therefore the amount of water flowing over the Victoria Falls changes drastically.

The water level is at its lowest point around November each year. At this time of year the water falls mainly in the deeper section of the river on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. During the low water season some areas of the Zambian side dry up completely leaving a gigantic crack of exposed bare rock in the earth. This may not be as spectacular as the Victoria Falls in full flood.

The water level is at its highest between April and May. During these months the Victoria Falls are a thundering wall of falling water and the spray from the falls can obscure the view.

So which time of year is best to experience a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls? Each water level has its advantages and disadvantages. But one thing to remember is no matter what time of year you fly, the sight of the Victoria Falls from a helicopter is a magnificent and awe-inspiring spectacle.

During the Jurassic Period (150-200 million years ago), volcanic activity resulted in thick basalt deposits covering large parts of Southern Africa. As the lava cooled and solidified, cracks appeared in the hard basalt crust, which were filled with clay and lime. Erosion and the course of the mighty Zambezi River cut through these softer materials, forming the first of a series of waterfalls.

The Victoria Falls Helicopter Pad

The Victoria Falls helicopter pad is conveniently located within a few minutes drive from any hotel in Victoria Falls. Perched on the edge of a hill near the Elephant Hills hotel, your helicopter trip starts off with a fantastic view. We understand that time is precious on your safari and none is wasted in getting you to and from your hotel and on to your next Victoria Falls experience.

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