Victoria Falls had been one of my dream destinations for years. When I finally got there to see the falls in person, it absolutely took my breath away.
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and a truly magical place.
While the falls are beautiful from any angle, there is nothing that can compare to seeing it from above. For a view that you will never forget, a microlight flight is a must.
Here’s what you should know about taking a microlight flight over Victoria Falls!
My Experience Flying Over Victoria Falls
On my epic girls’ trip to Zambia, I took a microlight flight that definitely got my heart racing, but also gave me some incredible vistas.
I did a 15-minute flight, which was quick but ended up being plenty of time to see it all. We went back and forth over Victoria Falls and I even got a chance to see African wildlife in their natural habitat.
Preparing for a trip to Victoria Falls? You’re definitely going to want to check out my Guide to Visiting Victoria Falls from Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Options for Exploring the Falls
I took a flight with Livingstone’s Adventure and it was a once in a lifetime experience. The flight I took was $179 USD per person at the time.
Although that is pricey on a minute-by-minute basis, it is well worth it to have an experience like this. The view (and the heart-racing experience of being so high up over the falls) is something that is just unforgettable.
While I loved my short and sweet microlight, there are a few other options worth checking out. You can do the 15-minute microlight in the morning or afternoon.
If you would rather opt for a longer experience, you have the option of going for a 30-minute trip in either the morning or afternoon.
Livingstone Adventure also has the option of ultralight flights, which will have you up in a slightly different aircraft. Ultimately, it is a very similar experience but in a slightly different aircraft (of course, the little details can make a difference in your comfort level if you’re afraid of heights, like yours truly).
It is $179 USD for 15 minutes or $360 USD if you opt for a 30-minute flight in an ultralight aircraft.
Other Activities Around Victoria Falls
The flights aren’t Livingstone Adventure’s only excursions. You can also go for a Zambezi River boat cruise or take a smaller boat out for a river safari.
If you want a bit of everything, they have the Ultimate River Cruise option, which is a speedboat ride followed up with drinks on a luxe cruise. If you’re looking for another fun pick, they also have canoe trips down the river so you can check out the game, birds, and incredible scenery on a DIY boat trip.
As far as on land options, you can ride quad bikes through the Livingstone and Batoka Gorge, or hop on the horse trail. There you can opt for a safari on horseback or in a romantic horse-drawn carriage through the Falls Resort Complex.
One cool thing that Livingstone’s Adventure has is their ‘mix and match’ packages. If you want to do a few things, you will definitely want to check out the Ticket to Livingstone’s Adventure. They have got six different options where you can explore by land, sea, or air. For those looking to maximize every second at Victoria Falls, this is an option well worth considering.
If this is your first time exploring the wild, check out my tips on how to choose an African safari that’s right for you.