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Maswa Game Reserve

Maswa Game Reserve

Maswa Game Reserve

 

Maswa Game Reserve — Maswa is an extraordinarily beautiful area. It has 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. And, of course, Maswa has plenty and varied wildlife that includes big game. The area has a high density of lions and leopards.

Originally a hunting concession, the reserve has 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. Wildlife populations have increased dramatically. Maswa is one of the most important buffer zones, separating the villages to the west from Serengeti National Park to the east.