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Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve
Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve
Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve

Vwasa sits on the western border with Zambia.

The mashes waters feed the Luangwa River.

The game here will not disappoint.

Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve

Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve: in detail

Vwaza Marsh safari holidays: the full story

Tucked away at the foot of Nyika Plateau, Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve is a gem which combines particularly well with Nyika Plateau. This haven for animals and birdlife covers 986km² its marshes and wetlands feed the Luangwa River making it effectively an extension of the Luangwa Valley.

There is no restriction on game movements between Zambia and Vwaza, so you'll usually find migrant herds of elephant and buffalo here. Kudu and impala are common; eland, roan and Lichtenstein's hartebeest occur, though less frequently; and bushbabies often make an appearance in the camp at night.

The bird-watching is also superb, from goliath herons and rare white-winged starlings to pearl-spotted owls. Activities include fascinating walks through the miombo woodland and around the lake, and a network of game drives.

Sadly, a very unfortunate series of government actions at the end of 2007 led to the only safari camp in this area closing; however it is possible for us to arrange private camping safaris here. Please contact us for further information.

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