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“Fantastic experience”

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.
Bahrain
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

It might be expensive but if you can do it then you won't be disappointed! Fantastic view of the Falls and surrounding area which gives you an alternative viewpoint of the size of them from walking along the banks and completes the experience.

If you're lucky enough to sit in the front seat you have unobstructed vision although my husband sat at a window seat in the back and had a great view also.

Visited August 2013
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Delhi, Canada
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“Helicopter View will Not Disappoint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

As others mentioned the price can seem quite steep - at $140 a person. But, if you can afford it - do it! We're glad we did and I'm cheap. The 3 of us now have memories for a lifetime. Seeing the falls from the air gives you an appreciation of how massive Victoria Falls really is. The photos we took turned out very well. The helicopter has outward plastic bubbles which enable you to get the perfect shot. The ride is relatively short, about 15 minutes but it was one of the highlights of our trip.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Well worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Having already viewed the Falls from the ground, the helicopter view made it a 3 dimensional experience. We took the 13 minute flight and think it was ample time to view the expanse and gorges of the Falls and also view the Zambezi. We spotted elephants and buffalo as well - an added bonus!

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Overhead View of the Falls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a worthwhile experience for a panoramic view of Victoria Falls. It's a bit costly for such a short flight, but does allow you to get some great photos and to have a different perspective of the waterfalls. To maximize your enjoyment, fly at 1PM when mist is lower and less obstructive. Also, micro light flights, which are only from the Zambia side, allow lower flying and better views.

Logistics: Helicopter site is located 4 KM from Victoria falls, with included pick-up and drop-off. Has 2 helipads with 4 person and 6 person helicopters. Costs $140 + $12 park fees. Additional surcharge for using credit card. Flight is 12 minutes long. Videographer and photographer follow you around on land. The flight is a figure of 8 loop around the falls with the best views from the left front seat of the helicopter. Earplugs would be helpful. Can book through hotel or any travel agency.

Visited July 2013
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Colorado
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“This is really the only way to get perspective on the falls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

The only problem is that the trip is too short. Very competent and safe operation. Fabulous views of the falls. While pricey, the longer flight that includes looking for animals is worthwhile especially in winter when they are easier to see. You can't really get any perspective on the area, the gorges or the upstream character any other way.

Visited June 2013
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