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Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls
4.5
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About
Soar over the iconic Victoria Falls—one of the seven wonders of the natural world—on a helicopter flight. An ariel view is the only way to take in the vast scope of the waterfall. Plus, the flight enables you to see both the Zimbabwe and Zambian side of the falls without the hassle of the border crossing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See Victoria Falls from the air on a scenic helicopter flight
Choose a tour length and time that fits your schedule
Hotel pickup and drop-off make the trip hassle free
See photos and videos of your adventure (available for purchase)
What to expect
A friendly driver will collect you from your hotel approximately 30 minutes before takeoff and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to the helipad, about 5 kilometers outside of town. After a safety briefing you'll take off for an epic journey over one of the continent's most spectacular attractions. See the thundering falls from above and catch a glimpse of the raging Zambezi River from the sky.  Choose from a 13 or 26-minute flight and enjoy a video and still presentation--with the possibility of purchase--post adventure. Your experience concludes with a return transfer to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26394P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Government park fees of $15 per person payable at check-in
Duration
13m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pickup is from your accommodation in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe approximately 30-minutes prior. Please may you kindly be advised that the booked activity is done in Zimbabwe and ONLY includes transfer pickup from Hotels and Lodges around Victoria Falls town If you will be staying outside Victoria Falls Town, Shearwater will be delighted to offer transfers at additional cost ( cost will be determined by your Hotel location) Alternatively, you can make own way to the Zimbabwe border if you are coming from Zambia/ Victoria Falls Town if you are coming from Botswana to meet up with a Shearwater driver for your activity. Visa fees and related costs are the responsibility of the client.
Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Government park fees of $15 per person payable at check-in
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pickup is from your accommodation in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe approximately 30-minutes prior. Please may you kindly be advised that the booked activity is done in Zimbabwe and ONLY includes transfer pickup from Hotels and Lodges around Victoria Falls town If you will be staying outside Victoria Falls Town, Shearwater will be delighted to offer transfers at additional cost ( cost will be determined by your Hotel location) Alternatively, you can make own way to the Zimbabwe border if you are coming from Zambia/ Victoria Falls Town if you are coming from Botswana to meet up with a Shearwater driver for your activity. Visa fees and related costs are the responsibility of the client.
Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Personalised DVDs and photographs are taken of every trip and are made immediately available for viewing and purchase
There is no age restriction although children need to be accompanied by an adult
Children aged 3 years and above are charged full price
Children aged 2 years and below are flown free of charge sitting on their parent’s lap
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Victoria Falls
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
    Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights
    Shearwater Victoria Falls - Day Trips
  • You'll end at
    Victoria Falls
    See Important Information for details
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Kristi B
Bloomington-Normal, IL6 contributions
Best way to see the falls
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was my first helicopter ride. The 12 minute ride is all you need. Great way to see the falls in their entirety and get great pictures.
Written 27 January 2020
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Joao carlos
Sao Paulo, SP36 contributions
Flabbergasting experience seeing Vic Falls from above!!
Dec 2019
This is certainly a must-do experience that should be completed by the walking tour of VIC fall. No words can fully describe the beauty of this 7th natural Wonder!!
Written 5 January 2020
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Byron C
St. Gallen, Switzerland29 contributions
Helicopter Rid over Victoria Falls
Apr 2019
This has to be one of our most treasured memories. We took the "extended" flight. Yes, it cost a bit more but, for us, totally worth it. Take a good camera that does video. Excellent staff and pilot. We'll go again!
Written 4 December 2019
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Derek B
Whanganui, New Zealand76 contributions
Noise pollution
There is no peace and quiet at Victoria Falls anymore. No chance to enjoy the sounds of the bush and the waterfall. The natural experience people come for is not here anymore. It is destroyed by the constant engine noise of helicopters.
Written 30 October 2019
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Benjamin S
Mettmann, Germany39 contributions
Must do on your Vic falls list
We traveled with a group of 6. As I requested the driver came in the morning to pick us up just in time. We didn't have to wait long for our flight. We liked to go with 6 people at once but the guides told us to go with 4 and 2 people so that everyone gets a window seat. That was a really great idea. The ride was beautifully and at least we had a great trip like a bird.
Written 29 October 2019
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nick_global
Cirencester, UK23 contributions
Amazing - only need the short option
Sep 2019
An amazing flight. Well organised and co-ordinated.

They do a number of light options - but you really only need the short 12 minute option to get really good views of the falls because you take off literally next to the falls.

Post flight video was abit pricey though at $50, whereas other activities tend to be $25.

Recommended.
Written 4 October 2019
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Steven S
Basking Ridge, NJ84 contributions
Too high to see anything interesting
Aug 2019
It is too high to see anything. The view from walking tour is much better .
I do not know why they fly so high. To be able to see something you need to be closer to the action - to the mist.I saw 2 helicopter lower then us but do not know if it would change view drastically and which company they belongs.
I believe somewhere among reviews , it was explanation by another reviewer why helicopter fly so high. At this moment , it is irrelevant. Save your money , if able to walk .
The only reason I gave more then 1 star - organization was very efficient: bus arrived exactly on time to pickup us from hotel; groups flying one after another without delays , and return to hotel in no time.
Written 18 August 2019
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riyazhasham
2 contributions
Helicopter ride 12 mins
Aug 2019 • Couples
The pick up driver made us feel as if we had picked the wrong ride and wanted us to upgrade and pay more !! Very disappointing !
The pilot flew us around the falls and gorge - not speaking a single word . Some commentary would have been useful whilst flying .
Overall very disappointing!
Written 16 August 2019
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Lori A
Castle Rock, CO45 contributions
Great views!!
Jul 2019
We had a group of 7 people and we had to be split into 2 helicopters. It was the first time going up in a helicopter for many people in our group. The views were amazing. The 12-minute ride was adequate. The video was nice however, we did not want to spend $50 on it.
Written 5 August 2019
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srwheele
Durham, NC26 contributions
Flight Over the Falls
Jul 2019
We booked the earliest flight and were picked up at The Kingdom. There was some confusion between when the hotel booking agent told us to be ready and when we were actually picked up but it all worked out. The drive was only ~15 minutes from our hotel. We were told by the booking agent that if we reserved our spots we would get a 10% discount. At the ticket office they were going to charge us a park admission fee on top of the $150 flight but I explained to them we were told that we were supposed to get a discount and they only charged us $150. The park admission fee was $15 (a special coincidence) in the end we paid $150 per person for the flight (I roll my eyes at the convenient 'discount' and the park fee but I took it).
The flight itself is comfortable but if you're more than 100 kg then you can't sit up front, if not you can draw straws with the other small people for who can ride up front. The chopper does two figure 8 passes over the falls and gives you a nice perspective in about 12 minutes. The flight was fine completely safe and memorable. In retrospect it probably wasn't worth $150 for less than 15 minutes of flight time, but if this is your only trip to VF it would probably be worth it. I felt it would have been worth ~$100 but I wouldn't do it again for $150. At the end of the flight, they will offer to sell you a video of your flight-but it wasn't worth it to me since I took numerous pictures and videos with my camera and phone and the view was spectacular.
Written 22 July 2019
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