African Adventures: A flight over the Victoria Falls

Our last morning in Victoria Falls broke… and we were up with the sun again.

From our balcony we watched it rise over the Zambezi River, and two countries (although from above you can’t tell where the borders are!)

We relished every moment.

As the light changed and the sky brightened and the morning greeted us, Africa crept into our hearts a little bit more. There’s something about Africa. Something in the air. You can’t quite explain it in words. It really has to be “felt”. A magic that creeps into your heart and into your bones and tugs you back at every opportunity. We couldn’t quite believe that we would be leaving so soon!

Trying to make the most of our time in this beautiful place we walked across the lawns of our hotel to the helipad just outside the gates…. All set for our once-in-a-lifetime, must-not-miss “Flight of Angels” helicopter flip over the Victoria Falls!

We did have to think twice, and a few times more, about the cost of this one BUT we soon realised that this was really a no-brainer. Yes, it costs money, but “experiences over stuff” is a mantra I’m trying to live by and THIS was an experience of a lifetime. So we closed our eyes and handed over the credit card (Dollar to Rand exchange rate being what it is!)

And, well, I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story…

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What did I say? Once-in-a-lifetime!

From above we could see our hotel, Elephant Hills Resort, the endless red African earth of Zimbabwe and beyond, the Zambezi River with pods of hippos chilling in the water, the cascading falls and the zig-zag of the crack in the earth that caused these falls to form.

To see this spectacular sight from the sky was awe-inspiring and really gave such a sense of scale to it’s majesty.

We left humbled, with adrenalin pumping through our veins!

Our time in Victoria Falls had come to an end, but not before it had forever left it’s mark on our lives. This is a place of friendly people, warm welcomes, adventurous activities, sunny smiles and special memories. Experiences and encounters we are so grateful to have had.

 

If you enjoyed this post and would like to read more about my African Adventures exploring Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Chobe, Botswana, click one of the links below:
Post 1 – Our weekend at Victoria Falls
Post 2 – A sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
Post 3 – A River Safari on Botswana’s Chobe River
Post 4 – A safari in Chobe National Park, Botswana

 

 

Contact Shearwater Adventures

Tel: + 263 (0) 773 461716
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.shearwatervictoriafalls.com/victoria-falls-activities/

Contact Elephant Hills Resort Hotel

Email: [email protected]
Web: www.elephanthillsresort.com

Contact FastJet

South African call centre: +27 (0) 11 722 0226
Email: [email protected]
Book online: www.fastjet.com/za

We enjoyed our stay in Victoria Falls courtesy of FastJet, Elephant Hills Resort and Shearwater Victoria Falls. Flights, accommodation and some activities were sponsored but all thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for almost 6 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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