This has to be the best thing I’ve done on my travels to date: flying over Victoria Falls in a microlight. This was the first thing I did in Livingstone, so it was the first time I ever saw the falls—by flying over them!

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The flight starts by meeting your pilot and getting strapped in. You aren’t constricted in the microlight, so it’s okay to spread your arms out like a bird! You have a microphone in your helmet so you can communicate with your pilot throughout the flight.

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The flight takes you down over the Zambezi River to Victoria Falls.

You can see the gorges and the falls from an eagle’s eye aerial view, which was pretty spectacular!

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After circling around the falls a bit, you actually fly through the cloud of mist above the falls—the “Kiss of an Angel.”

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Can you spot the hippos in this picture?!

After seeing Victoria Falls, the flight goes back up the Zambezi and flies over the park (Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park) for game sightings. I saw elephants (10-20 of them!), hippos, a fish eagle in its nest, and impala—all from the air!

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If your pilot is as awesome as mine was, you might even get to steer the microlight for a bit!

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Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. You land back at the runway and can go view your pictures.

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The Basics: Livingstone’s Adventures/Batoka Sky is the company that runs microlight flights. You can book through your accommodation and they will pick you up directly at your accommodation. The rate is USD $155 for 15 minutes, or $310 for 30 minutes. Flights are either in the morning or late afternoon.

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You aren’t allowed to bring your own camera on the flight, but you can purchase either pictures or video (you choose beforehand) for $20. There is a GoPro mounted on the side, which I think is actually better than bringing your own camera, since it includes the microlight and yourself in the pictures! I opted for photos and got about 120 pictures from my flight on a USB.

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Seeing Victoria Falls from a microlight was an unforgettable experience! It was one of the highlights of my whole trip to Zambia, and I would absolutely do it again!

You can visit the Livingstone’s Adventures website for microlights here.

What’s your favorite travel adventure?!