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You must do a helicopter ride
We had just finished our walking tour of the falls and got back to the hotel we sat back at the bar with a coffee still full of excitement from seeing this wonder of the world. We started chatting away about the best bits. All of a sudden we were chatting with the barman. We were telling him everything we saw, until he told us you haven’t seen the falls until you do the helicopter ride and told us about the local helicopter company Chikopokopo Helicopters. .
Will we do it
It was our last day all of a sudden now we felt we had missed out. We looked at each other and thought let’s see if we can get on one this afternoon we didnt even really consider it.
We went to reception and voila “can you be ready to in 30 minutes” 2 second pause ” of course we can” I dont think we even asked the price we just handed the card over and it was booked.
We flew with Chikopokopo Helicopters. A great and efficient company organized by our hotel Illala Lodge They picked us up from our hotel in a SUV air conditioned car. About 20 minutes drive out from our hotel, the journey once we got a bit close was a bit bumpy but was fine and the helipad was surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Short flight? long Flight?
You can do a short or a long flight, the short being 12 – 15 minutes and the long 25 – 30. We opted for the shorter one as we just wanted to see it, embrace it and snap it.
If I’m honest the short flight is enough it doesn’t seem long 12 – 15 minutes but its no distance to get there and you see it all and circle a few times.
Time to fly
We were given a pre video and safety instructions, and again once we were on board all safety instructions were clearly explained and safety checks were taken. No corners were cut here, our minds were totally at ease.
The Flight itself was unreal, I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. If the falls were a painting they would be a masterpiece. I cant explain how good it is, we flew over and circled round and came back over. Every angle was unreal, even the flight back to base was amazing the pilot pointed out some watering holes were we could see Elephants and Giraffes. I even think we got a few extra minutes so we could see the animals in the wild.
Return to base
Once you return you can choose to purchase a video of the falls, have some refreshments and soak up what you have just witnessed which was truly amazing.
After a few minutes our driver arrived and was happy to get out and join us and find out how our experience was. There was no rushing he seemed just as excited to hear our experience as we were.
Do we recommend?
Yes Yes Yes we do, don’t think about it just dive in head first and do it you wont regret it.
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