A true wilderness next to Serengeti Park
Maswa is an extraordinarily beautiful area. There are wide open plains along the Southern edge of the Serengeti. Rolling hills covered in thickets and rock kopjes are interspersed with seasonally dry rivers containing permanent water holes. Maswa has plenty and varied wildlife including big game with a high density of lion and leopard.
Originally a hunting concession, the reserve has now been converted into a multi-use area. The safari operator in this area has since the 1980’s, done an exceptional job keeping poachers away and animal numbers have increased dramatically. Maswa is one of the most important buffer zones separating villages to the West from Serengeti National Park.
The trophy hunting business is complex and expensive for those few who seek the luxury of hunting. In recent years, there has been a push away from hunting towards non-hunting tourism in viable areas. Maswa Game Reserve is a superb destination and there is every sign non-hunters are going to win the battle.
Safari Camps in Maswa
Maswa Game Reserve has some top quality tented camps. Visitors can access thousands of square kilometers of bush, almost entirely to themselves. Here you can go on a game drive, walk in the bush with a professional guide, head out on night drives and do almost any other bush-related activity you can think of. This is very different from the neighboring parks which have more restrictions. A visit to Maswa should ideally be combined with a stay in Serengeti and Ngorongoro or some of Tanzania’s other spectacular parks like Tarangire, further south. Maswa Game Reserve is divided into several concessions controlled by Tanzania’s Wildlife Department. Being a Game Reserve, human settlement and domestic animals are not permitted.
Maswa Kimali Game Reserve – 350,000 Acres
The varied landscape and proximity to the Serengeti National Park make this a premier destination satisfying everyone’s sense of adventure.
Maswa Mbono Game Reserve – 166,000 Acres
Transitioning from the infinite expanse of short grass plains to whistling thorn scrub and then classic acacia savannas, each habitat displays its own characteristic beauty.
Safaris visiting Maswa
Lodges / Camps in this area
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Mwiba Wildlife Reserve and Maswa Game Reserve are managed by the same safari company which has exclusive access to both areas. Both areas border the Serengeti National Park. Mwiba Lodge, Mila Tented Camp and Subeti Tented Camp are located in Mwiba Reserve.
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