Initially the private game reserve of Zambia's president, 1983 saw the area declared a national park. This has enabled the park to remain one of the few pristine wilderness areas left in Africa. It is located on the opposite bank to Zimbabwe's Mana Pools national park.
Both parks sit on the Zambezi flood plain ringed by mountains. Lower Zambezi slopes gently from the Zambezi Escarpment down to the river.
You may not encounter another tourist during your visit, due to the park's remote location, so you can be sure that your animal encounters will be as real and natural as one could hope for. Large mammals such as buffalo, elephants - sometimes in herds of 100 strong, lions, leopards and antelope congregate on the floodplain, whilst crocodiles and hippos can be seen closer to the River.