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“Worth doing but only if you get good seats”

Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights
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$150.00*
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Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls
Ranked #5 of 43 Tours in Victoria Falls
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Owner description: An exciting activity for those who have a taste for adventure. Get an incredible perspective of the Victoria Falls, as you fly over the national parks spotting game and wildlife as you go.
Canberra, Australia
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“Worth doing but only if you get good seats”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We paid for a 10 am Spectacular flight - $250 USD per person for 25 minutes of flight. What should have been an outstanding experience even noting the cost was barely passable due to our seat allocation. We had rear facing seats with a very small window on each side - barely 1 ft wide. One of our travel partners was even worse off - she faced forwards but was in the middle so had a very limited view and then only when the window-seated person wasn't leaning forward to take photo's.

The flight path itself makes great use of the flexibility of a helicopter. The falls were seen from all directions and when we flew over the national park the pilot spotted several different groups of animals (hippo's, giraffes, buffalo's and elephants) and at each group flew several circles to ensure each side of the helicopter was exposed to the site.

We spoke to the desk staff afterwards to raise our seat allocation as an issue and were advised that 'that is just how the helicopter works'. We then paid the $15 USD to get the photo CD so that at least we will have some photo's of our experience because with hardly any window and rearward facing seats we didn't get the opportunity to take any decent ones ourselves.

Visited December 2012
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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“No visit to Vic Falls complete without this experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Only from the air one can realize the magnitude of the Falls, the Zambezi River and the Batoka Gorge. Very professional-run operation which ensures an unforgettable experience! Thanks!

Visited November 2012
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brisbane
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“Value for Money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Excellent value for money. We were picked up from our hotel on time. Driver was courteous and friendly. When we arrived at the helipad, our check-in was fast and efficient. We were quickly ushered onto our flight and away.
He did several flights over the falls from both directions - so both sides of the helicopter could get the good views.
We then went downstream over all the gorges - fantastic, then upstream where we saw a couple of herds of elephants. He circled these in the same way so everyone got good shots.
The water in the falls was a bit light on when we did the flight, nothing to do with the helicopter flight

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Worth doing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Definitely worth doing, short but helps you understand the falls and the river. Both sides get a good view and lots of pictures.

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Port Stanley, Canada
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“Race to the window seats!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Be assertive and get a window seat fast! Allthough you do see plenty from the middle seats you just have to stretch over to the window seat person ...which myself being by the window was more than happy to share my space....be happy!
The views were fantastic and got some great photos ...to see the scenery from this perspective is definately worth the $ and in comparison to other helicopter scenic rides ;this one is a must!

Visited September 2012
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