United Air Charter
United Air Charter
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Helicopter Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Air Tours
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Come to Livingstone Zambia and view one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the magnificent VICTORIA FALLS. Also known as "Mosi Oa Tunya" - the smoke that thunders - the Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular sights in the world and you will be able to view this amazing waterfall from the comfort of one of our helicopters. This experience will definitely qualify as the flight of your life as you embark on the "Flight of Angels". The pilot will orbit to the right and left, enabling passengers on both sides of the helicopter to photograph and view the mighty Victoria Falls. Once completed you will proceed upriver to Long Island and the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park where you may spot some of Africa's large game.
Livingstone, Zambia

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FamilyRossouw
London, UK44 contributions
Nov 2022 • Business
I’ve been in the fortunate position to fly in small aircrafts all around Africa’s wildlife parks for the past 30 years in the Travel Industry. During my last trip, the owner; Naas, flew us all around Zambia & Malawi over a period of 8 days, probably the best pilot I have ever experienced. Our group of 6 unanimously agreed, that United Air provided an excellent experience / service.
Written November 9, 2022
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Jim P
Derbyshire, UK37 contributions
Feb 2020
Really wanted to see the falls from the air and we were not disappointed. Chose the 20 minute flight which included flying low down the gorge which was brilliant. The pilot was great, explained the features we flew over really well and with only 4 in the helicopter we all had really good views. If the aircraft was full with 6 people it would be less enjoyable for the two sitting inboard in the back seats.
Written February 15, 2020
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Dear jimp885, Thank you so very much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your flight with us! We truly do appreciate you taking time to send feedback! Kindest Regards, The UAC Team
Written March 2, 2020
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Gary H
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK74 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Brilliant from start to finish, picked up in a safari jeep for the short ride to the heli pad, great reception from very friendly team. The we got really lucky we were the only 2 on the flight, it was fantastic, stunning views, really great pilot who explained all sorts of facts. The drop into the gorge was something else. We have done the heli trip in the Grand Canyon but this 20 minutes was way better. DVD turned up no problem via Dropbox
Written January 22, 2020
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Dear GaryH817, Thank you so very much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your flight with us! We truly do appreciate you taking time to send feedback! Kindest Regards, The UAC Team
Written March 2, 2020
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Wla P
5 contributions
Aug 2022
Ella, the owner's wife, was incredibly rude to us. Our party of 3 people finished our flight and the driver was about to bring us back to our hotel which was only 5 minutes from the helipad.

Ella, the owner, did not want the driver to transfer us back to our hotel. Instead she very rudely told our driver to make us wait 30 minutes while another group took off in the helicopter. Thus, we were 30 minutes late to our dinner reservations and missed the sunset over Victoria Falls. The owner could not have been more rude or obnoxious. Very disgusting after we spent hundreds of dollars ...
Written August 9, 2022
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happytravellady
Macclesfield, UK935 contributions
Jul 2019
What an amazing experience this was. Wouldn’t have missed it for the world. We opted for the longer flight over the falls and down the gorge and it was just stunning. I felt very safe with the pilot and he gave us an amazing experience. It’s something that can’t be recreated in any other way.

Forms to sign and some waiting around to do if you’re in a larger group as only a few people can do the helicopter flight at any 1 time but there is steel drum entertainment while you wait and you’ll be busy with either anticipation beforehand or elation afterwards.

Have fun!
Written January 7, 2020
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Dear happytravellady, Thank you so very much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your flight with us! We truly do appreciate you taking time to send feedback! Kindest Regards, The UAC Team
Written March 2, 2020
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Condocat
North Carolina388 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Take the 15 minute ride. Totally worth $175pp to see these magnificent falls. The company will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Each person in the helicopter has a good seat. Only 6 people can fit...2 up front with the pilot and 4 in the back. Pilot is very informative and flies over at different angles to give everyone a great view. Very good safety briefing in advance.

The option to purchase the dvd of our trip should have been explained in advanced and not as a surprise at the end of our ride. It was a bit tacky in my opinion and a turn off.
Written September 20, 2015
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pashTj
Perth, Australia20 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
A breath taking experience to marvel the falls from the top, skill fully driven by the pilots.
3 different categories available to choose from, we chose the middle, plenty to see in the 20 mins.plus heli ride
Written April 26, 2019
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Jeff Loewenstein
Melbourne, Australia80 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
For someone very, very reluctant to fly in a helicopter or small planes - big planes are fine! - even I enjoyed what the 15 minute helicopter flight over Victoria Falls offered. Plaudits to Ireen, at United, who so charmingly and persuasively got me to agree to join friends who had already booked a helicopter flight. I didn't regret it one bit and would highly recommend the flight. The Falls are seen in their proper perspective. Quite something!
Written April 30, 2018
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Charlie C
Epsom, UK7 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
The falls were in full flow thanks to the recent rains, but you can't get away from the fact that you can only see one third of the falls from the Zambian side. The helicopter flight is therefore a brilliant way to see their full majesty. We opted for the 15-minute flight, which sounds short, but for that you get several passes over the falls from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides, as well as a quick sprint upriver and over the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Everything ran like clockwork, delivered by friendly and efficient staff. A truly wonderful experience!
Written February 23, 2017
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Heidi C
St. John55 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
I was fairly warned that no seat is guaranteed. However, I didn't expect the rear middle seat to be as bad as it was. The front seat next to the pilot is the only seat to capture good photos but the other window seats are not bad (the one on the left is better than then one on the right). The middle seat is not only horrible for photos (I actually put my camera away about half way through the flight), but you also miss the adrenaline rush that you supposedly get when flying into the gorge. There was a 200+lb man on my left who, together with his huge camera lens, allowed me only brief glimpses out of that window. My husband was on my right and I had to practically sit on his lap to get a photo. The problem with that seat is that there are horizontal pieces of plastic or metal on part of the window so you cannot get a good photo without cropping half of it. My suggestion is to decline the flight if you get the middle seat. If you want a true adrenaline rush, take the microlight flight over the falls!
Written June 26, 2016
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Thank you for your feedback. Firstly I would like to apologise for your bad experience . We really would like all our clients to go back with happy memories . We would just like to point out that our Eurocopter is the most spacious in its class and offers individual seating with wrap around glass for outstanding visibility. We have to place client according to weight and balance. With this in mind we still make sure that at least one person out of a couple do get a window seat.
Written July 10, 2016
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