Wildlife Division: Maswa Game Reserve

Maswa Game Reserve

Maswa Game Reserve was gazetted in 1962 and it covers an area of 2,200 km2. The reserve borders the world-famous Serengeti National Park.

The reserve is a refuge for many animals from Serengeti during dry season.  The wildebeest migration passes through Maswa in January and February, searching for the new growing grasses that appear after the short rains.

The Simiyu, Mbono, Semu and Kuna rivers form the main drainage courses, and are lined with thorn thickets, yellow barked acacia and wild fig trees. Much of the land between the rivers is thorn shrub and acacia woodland, but large area is dominated by grassland.

Maswa contains impressive populations of buffalo, lion, roan antelope, Cokes hartebeest, impala, Thomson gazelle and leopard.

The reserve is easily accessible by road using Four wheel  car and chartered aircrafts.