In Zimbabwe, game meat can be found on almost any menu, but it's something of a delicacy in Zambia; superior free-range beef and chicken are available everywhere. The local bream, filleted or whole, is excellent, and the staple starch, a thick porridge similar to polenta—sadza in Zimbabwe and nsima in Zambia—is worth a try; use your fingers to eat it (you'll be given a bowl for washing afterward). Adventurous? Try macimbi or vinkuvala (sundried mopane worms) or inswa (flash-fried flying ants) during the flood season.
Meals are taken at regular hours, but during the week restaurants close around 10. Dress is casual, but this part of Africa easily lends itself to a little bling, and you'll never be out of place in something more glamorous.