A classic activity beloved by many a traveller, and one that gets hearts racing, is a microlight flight above the iconic Victoria Falls. Completely open to the elements, a flight here isn’t just about the views, although they’re worthy of a glance or two. Instead, it’s about immersing yourself in the power of the plunging waterfall as you fly through the ‘smoke’, with the spray in your hair and your head in the clouds. Livingstone is the small town that occupies the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls and there are plenty of lodges to choose from, both close to the town and spread out along the river. Microlight flights are operated by third-party companies, but all lodges will help you book the experience. Our top spots here include purse friendly Waterberry Lodge or splurge out at Thorntree River Lodge.