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Lukwika - Lumesule
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    The Lukwika – Lumesule Game Reserve, with a size of 444 km2, is located between Masasi District in Mtwara and Tunduru, with the rivers Lumesule, Lukwika and Ruvuma demarcating the west, south and east boundaries. The Reserve is about 100 kilometres south of Masasi town bordered with Ruvuma River.
    The Msanjesi Game Reserve, with a size of 220 km2, is located in the north of Lukwika – Lumesule Game Reserve at the administrative boundary with Nachingwea District. The reserve has permanent watercourses, meandering through a pristine savannah woodland landscape with rocky outcrops towards.
    Lukwika - Lumesule/Msanjesi Game Reserves are parts of the Selous – Niassa ecosystem in Southern Tanzania: Ruvuma - Lindi - Mtwara Regions, extending into Northern Mozambique, Niassa Province; forming one of the largest natural trans-boundary ecosystems in Africa, covering approximately 154.000 square km.
    Both reserves are utilised as one tourist-hunting block, which is allocated to hunting companies for certain months; that is why Lukwika – Lumesule and Msanjesi Game Reserves are not famous to outsiders/normal tourists with interest of game viewing and photographing; However, with Miombo Woodland of different plant compositions which opens up to savannah woodland with typical Baobab trees towards the Ruvuma River, these two reserves support large population of lions, elephants, hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, Sable antelopes and Kudu, and acts as corridor for elephants moving up and down on the Selous – Niassa Wildlife Corridor
    It takes a Half a day drive from Mikindani (Mtwara) via Ndanda Mission and Masasi Town to reach Lumesule Game Reserve and Msanjesi Game Reserves
    Down South there is Ruvuma River: a home to Hippos and Crocs, and the area is also excellent for birdlife. Ruvuma River acts as a border between Tanzania and Mozambique.

    Lumesule elephants

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