on July 18, 2006
Everywhere that books activities around Victoria Falls will offer a helicopter ride over the falls. It's really a great thrill to see them from the air and you get great views of the whole falls, a perspective you can't really get from the ground.We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the helicopter landing strip outside of Livingstone. This place also offered ultralight airplane flights over the falls which looked like a lot of fun also. The helicopter will take up to 5 at a time, while the ultralight is just one passenger at a time. But the ultralight flight was $10 cheaper than the helicopter ride. They won't let you take your own camera on the ultralight, citing safety concerns, but it seems like a attempt to entice you to buy one of the DVDs they produce.The flights are advertised as "flights of the angels" because of a quote by David Livingstone about angels having seen Victoria Falls in flight.The flights are kind of expensive ($90) but it was a real treat and a wonderful highlight of our visit to Victoria Falls.
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