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Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve

Introduction

Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve Map
Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve Map

Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve sees very few visitors, despite its easy access, inexpensive accommodation and rich diversity of animals and birds. It lies southwest of the Nyika Plateau, to the north of the floodplains of South Rukuru River and covers an area of 1,000 km².

Road conditions are poor particularly in the raining season when a 4x4 vehicle is essential. The best time to plan to visit is during the dry season

The terrain is generally flat and the dominant vegetation type is mixed brachystegia and mopane woodland.

The populations of large animals vary from season to season as they cross the border from and to Zambia's Luangwa Game reserve. The reserve houses large herds of buffalo and elephants, and a great variety of antelope are present, including roan, greater kudu, Liechtenstein's hartebeest, eland and impala.

The birdlife include Goliath Herons, Openbill Storks, many birds of prey and the rare White-winged Starling. Lake Kazuni supports a large population of hippo and elephants can often be seen around the lake. Walking is permitted in this area but you need to be accompanied by a game scout.

A vast amount of wildlife can be seen around Kazuni camp and the lake, making this area truly spectacular.

It is possible to get to the reserve by using public transport. A daily entrance fee is charged.

Kazuni Safari Camp - This camp comprises four twin bedded rondavels made entirely of poles and grass with ensuite facilities and a main restaurant / bar under a secluded grove of Acacia trees.

Kazuni Camp - Self Catering - five grass huts with beds and mosquito nets and a central ablution block. Cooking places provided. All in a patch of evergreen trees.

Camping - Right next to the self-catering camp (and using the same ablution block) is a campsite for those with their own tents.

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