To put the Victoria Falls into true perspective, they must be seen from the air.  The sheer size and grandeur of the Falls becomes all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flows slowly south, with hippos and crocodiles clearly visible in the shallow waters. Elephant quietly browse on bright green islands as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray. A 12-minute helicopter flight will take you over the Falls and the Zambezi River.