A gentle canoeing trip on the upper Zambezi is a great opportunity to see birds and a variety of game. Many of the lodges upriver have canoeing as an inclusive activity, but trips are also run by a number of companies, which are all reputable.

Bundu Adventures. Bundu Adventures offers custom-made canoe trips that range from half-day outings to multiday excursions. Office is at Maramba River Lodge, Livingstone, Southern. 213/32–4407; From US$116 for a half day cruise..