Visiting the Victoria Falls is one of the top experiences you are likely to have, and is on most travellers’ lists of must-see places. David Livingstone’s first reaction to these massive falls fittingly described them as so lovely, that they “must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”
It would be hard to eclipse Livingstone’s first glance at this Natural Wonder of the World, but a view from above is the next best thing. The Victoria Falls, also known as the “The Smoke That Thunders” or Mosi-oa-Tunya to the locals, can actually be viewed from the air – on board a micro light aircraft. This way, not only do you get an aerial view, but also a very close-up experience due to the openness of the cockpit.
You can choose between a flight of around 15 minutes or one that lasts up to 30 minutes, both providing amazing photo opportunities and unmatched views over the Falls. Following the course of the Zambezi River, your flight leads you up to panoramic views of the Victoria Falls, as well as the beautiful gorges carved over time by the river below the falls.
Cameras mounted on the wings of the microlight will take stunning photos on your behalf throughout your trip so that you don’t’ spend the entire time with your eyes glued to your camera lens, and these photos can be purchased after you have landed.
The microlight only takes one passenger at a time, setting the stage for a very personal and quiet moment with the Falls, as opposed to being one of a crowd at the viewpoints. Depending on the time-frame you choose, you can add some unique game viewing to your experience with a swoop over the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park.
A microlight flight over the Victoria Falls is arguably the best way to view the Victoria Falls and highly recommended as a unique sightseeing experience. All bookings can be made on arrival at Ilala Lodge Hotel by visiting our activities office, ZWS at the hotel.