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Victoria Falls

Where: Zambia/Zimbabwe

Gliding in a tiny Microlight open to the elements can make anyone feel small, but when it’s the Flight of Angels circling the mighty wonder of the world, , the experience is completely liberating. As you straddling the border between and border, views of the powerful waterfall and gushing Zambezi River are sure to spur an incredible rush of adrenaline.

Insider Tip: You can also opt for a helicopter tour if being enclosed makes you feel safer. , near Victoria Falls, arranges flights with , renowned for experienced pilots. Get the DVD of your trip afterward as a souvenir.

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By Anisha Shah

Anisha Shah is a luxury and emerging destinations travel journalist. Her background as a BBC TV and radio news reporter, combined with a longstanding love affair with travel, sees her first on the scene of new and exciting travel hot spots. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Fodor’s, and Yahoo Travel. Follow Anisha on Twitter: @anishahbbc.