Quick Backstory: We were quite fortunately connected with a superb local guide, Brighton, from Tamuka Travel, who arranged our four-day itinerary for our visit to the area. Brighton knew that we prioritized a great experience over price, and he choose Chikopokopo Helicopters for us. We’re grateful he did!
It’s clear upon arrival that Chikopokopo Helicopters is well-run and operated by proud, safety-minded, and hospitable professionals, which is an important first impression, as concerns naturally arise as to the safety associated with the thrill of a recreational helicopter flight over one of nature’s most remarkable wonders.
The equipment [the helicopter] was modern, clean, and well-maintained.
Perhaps, above all, the pilot was a delightful, experienced professional from South Africa, who not only inspired our confidence in the safety of our flight, he contributed greatly to our overall enjoyment, as he exhibited engaging interest in our experience and his knowledge of the area and wildlife below.
The scale of the Falls is impossible to capture in photos, which is why we decided to take a helicopter flight.
We opted for the longer flight in order to appreciate the extraordinary grandeur of the Falls, as well as the nine gorges beyond, formed over the millennia by the Zambezi River, and the neighboring natural park that features a watering hole, around which herds of elephants tend to mingle.
The arrangements were just as expected. Everything was well-organized, the flight was smooth, the communications equipment operated well… and, of course, the views were spectacular!
The pick-up and drop-off were just as smooth and comfortable. All expectations met or exceeded! Would do it again in a heartbeat!