When Scottish explorer David Livingstone first laid eyes on the falls in 1855, so awe-inspiring was it that he was certain “angels must have gazed down upon it in flight". Snaking along the borders between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the mighty Zambezi empties itself dramatically into a gash in the Earth with such force that its billowing spray can be seen 20 miles away. It is thus hardly any wonder why Victoria Falls is indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya – Smoke that Thunders. Flying so close to the falls ought to make Dr. Livingstone green with envy.
The Zambezi Helicopter Company offers chartered flights in both four- and six-seater configurations, and can arrange for flight durations to last for as long as you’d like. Request to fly over national parks too, where you’ll be able to take part in game spotting from above.