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.