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Victoria Falls Viewing

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Victoria Falls Viewing

Hi Folks.

Can anyone advise on how a helicopter flight over the falls compares to viewing them from the Zambia side - & the Zimbabwe side ?

We have a limited time and want to get some good views.

Staying February in Livingstone at the Zambezi Sun.


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Which side has the best view is debatable and does depend a bit on the time of year. When water is low (eg October) then the Zim side is definitely better. When the water is high which it should be in Feb, I think there's a lot less in it- the views are different but arguably equally good.

I haven't done the helicopter but I did do the microlight, which appealed to me a bit more than the helicopter for some reason. It's a totally different experience to seeing it from the ground, and you can't take your own photographs. I did it when staying on the Zambian side as a substitute for visiting the Zim side (this was at low water time) but then I have been to the Zim side twice before so didn't feel such a need to see both sides again.

If you have limited time and don't want to pay the visa fees for Zim (plus the extra for a double entry for Zambia), I'd say doing a helicopter/microlight is a good alternative.

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