The best game viewing is around Chindu and Sansimba Loops where there are often elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, hippo and crocs. There are often good sightings in the Chamabonda Vlei area and game lookouts at Kaliankua and Njako Pans.
The best way to experience the park is not only to do the game drives but to enjoy the half-day canoe trips, which are launched within the park.
The riverine area is excellent for birding. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded within the Zambezi National Park. Pel’s fishing owl, African skimmer, collared palm thrush, lanner falcon, goliath heron, African finfoot, rock pratincole and long-toed lapwing are considered to be among the speciality birds of the park. Aside from birds and land animals, there are 75 species of fish located in the park, including the famous tiger fish
There are a number of riverside camp sites that can be booked at the park gate.
Most of the Zambezi National Park consists of mopane woodland with a thin strip of riverine bush along the edge of the river. Among the trees are the distinctive ilana palm (munganda), the wild date palm, sycomore fig and the umbrella-shaped poison-pod albizia – mubaba. Other common riverine trees are the waterberry, knob thorn, rain-tree or apple-leaf and the leadwood. Away from the river, the mopane