BATOKA SKY – HELICOPTERS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Due to the close proximity of Maramba Aerodrome to the Zambezi River, the helicopters are over the spectacular scenery of the Zambezi River within 30 seconds after take-off.

In addition to the Flight of Angels, we offer charter flights, gorge lift outs and picnics in the gorge.

Batoka Sky employs highly qualified engineers with many years experience to carry out all aircraft servicing, and ensures that the pilots are carefully selected and Instructor rated. This has resulted in Batoka Sky earning an excellent safety record.

Return transfers from local Livingstone hotels are included the rate.

HELICOPTER FLIGHTS

> SHORT HELICOPTER FLIGHT

An exhilarating flight over the Zambezi River and circling over the Victoria Falls.

DURATION OF FLIGHT ± 15 minutes TIMES Between 07h00 and 18h00

> 22 MINUTE HELICOPTER FLIGHT

The Flight of Angels as above, with the addition of flying over the Batoka Gorge and the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park.

DURATION OF FLIGHT ± 22 minutes TIMES Between 07h00 and 18h00

> LONG HELICOPTER FLIGHT

After flying over the Victoria Falls and islands, swoop into the Batoka Gorge following the rapids in the Zambezi River and then head back to the Maramba Airfield.

DURATION OF FLIGHT ± 30 minutes TIMES Between 07h00 and 18h00

> GORGE LIFT OUTS

After Rafting, Jet boat ride or the Gongola, the best way to return to Livingstone is by helicopter; an exciting flight through the Batoka Gorge, over the Victoria Falls and then landing at the Maramba Aerodrome.

Batoka Sky is the only helicopter company in the region that has the right to operate helicopter lift-outs from its own helicopter landing pads at Songwe Beach (Rapid no 10), Bobo Camp (Rapid no 21), and from the Jet Extreme pad (Rapid no 25).

RAPID 10: SONGWE BEACH An ideal spot for a helicopter lift out after an exciting rafting trip.

RAPID 21: BOBO CAMP After your energetic river rafting experience, relax on the beautiful white beach on the edge of the Zambezi River and enjoy a delicious picnic in the Gorge.

RAPID 25: JET EXTREME Ideal for a helicopter lift out after the Jet Extreme boat experience.

GHOST RIDER This is for Multi-day rafting trip lift-outs.

MATETSI RIVER MOUTH This is for Multi-day rafting trip lift-outs.

THE FOLLOWING COMBINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE:

JET BOAT/HELICOPTER (Road transfer to rapid # 25)

An exhilarating jet boat ride from rapid no 25, followed by a breath-taking trip in the helicopter along the bottom of the Batoka Gorge, also taking in the views o f Victoria Falls.

RAFTING/JET BOAT/HELICOPTER

This is an awesome combination for a full day of adrenalin. Gorge lift after the jet boating from rapid no 25.

PICNICS AT FAR-AWAY PLACES

At rapid no 21 (Bobo Camp) we have discovered a beautiful spot with absolutely stunning views of the river and the gorges, we will fly you in by helicopter, serve a first class lunch, and whisk you out again.

A minimum of 6 clients and maximum of 24 clients can be accommodated.

CHARTERS

Tailor made charters are available on request to destinations in and around the region for the private individuals and groups. We also have vast experience with film and television companies, and would be very happy to assist with your enquiries.

ABOUT OUR HELICOPTERS

Batoka Sky operates three helicopters:


EUROCOPTER SQUIRREL AS350 BA

The Eurocopter Squirrel AS350 BA
with its powerful 640 hp power
plant has the seating capacity of
the pilot plus six passengers.


BELL 206 III JET RANGER

The Bell 206 III Jet Ranger is one the
most popular helicopters in the world.
It has a seating capacity of four
passengers plus the pilot.


ROBINSON R 44 RAVIN II

The Robinson R44 Ravin II has a
seating capacity of the pilot plus
three passengers that allows all
the occupants a window seat.


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