Project Description

Victoria Falls Helicopter Flights

David Livingstone famously wrote on seeing the Victoria Falls for the first time in 1855 that “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. Little did he know that 150 years later he could have exactly that opportunity. Indisputably the best way to appreciate the true splendour of the Victoria Falls is to view them from the air. Zambezi Helicopter Company (ZHC) is the largest private helicopter company in Zimbabwe and has been operating scenic tours over Victoria Falls for over fifteen years.

Zambezi Helicopter Company’s customised helicopters have specially designed ‘Bubble shaped’ windows perfect for panoramic viewing purposes which provide wonderful views and visibility from all seats…the ultimate photographic opportunity.

FLIGHT OF ANGELS – Approx. 13 minutes – US$150

After take-off from a hill above the Zambezi, the helicopter turns out towards the magnificent Victoria Falls and the “Smoke that thunders”. Our pilot will fly left- and right-hand circuits over The Falls giving unrivalled viewing, photographic, and filming opportunities and putting the full breadth and height of The Falls into glorious perspective with the surrounding environment. A short trip up the Zambezi River and back over the Zambezi National Park completes the Flight of Angels.

Excludes government fees of US$15pp

ZAMBEZI SPECTACULAR FLIGHT – Approx. 25 minutes – US$284

This experience encompasses the traditional “Flight of Angels” then continues downstream for a thrilling flight over the Batoka Gorges. The gorges below The Falls differ dramatically from the stretch above as the entire Zambezi River flows over the 1,7km wide waterfalls then is compressed into a turbulent 40 metres as the gorges slice their way through precipitous granite walls producing spectacular rapids and eddies that are hidden to most visitors. After a more tranquil flight over the upper reaches of the river, the Zambezi Spectacular Flight finishes over the Zambezi National Park – home to many wildlife species and, whilst spotting all the species is not guaranteed, elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, crocodile and giraffe are regularly seen from the air during this stage of the flight.

Excludes government fees of US$15pp


Private helicopter charters in the Victoria Falls area can be arranged on request subject to helicopter availability. Zambezi Helicopter Company also offers a helicopter transfer service to outlying lodges and to and from the Victoria Falls International Airport. Please contact one of our consultants for more information and a quote.

Excludes government fees of US$15pp

Please note: An additional US$ 15 National Park Fee is payable in CASH on check in for scenic flights.

  • Zambezi Helicopter Company currently operates a fleet of three helicopters comprising of one Bell 206 Longranger (6 seater) and two Bell 206 Jetrangers (4 seater).
  • Excluding pilots, Zambezi Helicopter Company has a total available seating capacity of 14 passengers per flight.
  • There is no age restriction although children need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children aged 2 and below are flown free of charge sitting on their parent’s lap.
  • All Children aged 3 and above are charged full price.
  • Personalised DVDs and photographs and a wide array of merchandise are available.