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“Right trip - wrong DVD!”
Review of Batoka Sky

Batoka Sky
Ranked #3 of 36 Tours in Livingstone
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Batoka Sky has been active in the aviation industry since 1993 and is the only aviation operator in Zambia that is licensed to operate helicopter, fixed wing and micro lights. Due to the close proximity of Maramba Aerodrome to the Victoria Falls, our aircraft are within half-a-minute reach of the Zambezi river. The surrounding National Parks ensure a host of exciting game sightings, and shortly after take off you can be enjoying breathtaking views as you circle over the magnificent Victoria Falls. Our flights can be combined with many of the other adventure activities in Livingstone, offering good value for money.
Reviewed October 8, 2013

My family took the helicopter ride and were impressed with the views of the Falls.
However, when they arrived back in the UK the DVD of the trip was not of their trip.
Very disappointing!

Thank Cliffie G
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

To really appreciate Victory Falls and the Zambezi River canyon it should be seen from above. We took a 25 minute helicopter ride with Botaka Sky around Victory Falls and down in the valley. They picked us up at our hotel and drove us to their helipad where we were given a short safety talk before jumping on board. The view from the air allows one to really appreciate the falls and the canyon that the Zambezi River has carved out of mother earth. The pilot dropped down into the valley and followed the river as we passed over rafters in the white waters below.

Thank George B
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

It's not particularly cheap, but if you've travelled all that way... Our pilot flew beautifully; it was an exhilarating experience. We were delighted with it.

Thank SirCLondon
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

On a recent trip to Zambia my wife and I were fortunate enough to stay at the Zambezi Sun Hotel just next to Victoria falls.The hotel was excellent in all areas ie accommodation, food ,service,facilities and atmosphere.There was only a five minute walk to the edge of the falls.However the best way to see the falls is by going on a kite flight with Batoka Sky which is located between Livingstone and the Zambezi Sun Hotel.It is a little daunting to start with and you cant be afraid of heights or flying without any protection as you only have a seatbelt attached to the plastic seat you are sitting on.Once in the air it is fantastic !The flight is is about 20-30 minute but what you see is unbelievable.It is a must to do if you are at Victoria Falls.

Thank Don D
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a very well-run operation overall. They picked me up on time for the airport transfer. There was a short wait for the flight, and then we were off. It took me a little while to settle in once we got off the ground. If you have the slightest fear of heights or if you are not adventurous, then this is not the trip for you. Imagine sitting in your desk chair and flying a few thousand feet off the ground with absolutely nothing around you. It is freeing and somewhat terrifying at the same time. The views of the falls and surrounding area are spectacular, and you definitely see it all. There is a camera attached to the wingtip which captures multiple photos of you, the pilot, and everything in the background. What was very unfortunate was that on my flight, the camera took eight pictures and the camera stopped working. It was very, very disappointing. They did copy those pics onto my own memory card at no cost, but the great views were lost. I saw pics from two others who flew at the same time that I did, and their pictures were spectacular.

Thank StraightTalk
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