The park protects precious fish-breeding grounds for tilapia and rapacious Nile perch. Some fish weighing more than 100 kg. tempt recreational fishermen with challenging sport fishing and world record catches. The park provides a variety of habitats ranging from savannah to open woodland, dense forest, papyrus swamps, and sandy beaches. Having indigenous and introduced mammal species, the national park is also a birders paradise. Birds from East, Central, and Southern Africa flock to “Bird Island” to breed.