Once upon a time in Tanzania, there was a volcano 5 kilometers high. When it exploded it left a caldera of 20 kilometers wide and walls 600 meters high. Lions, leopards, zebras, elephants, rhinos, gazelles, wildebeests and hyenas lived happily side by side in the crater for centuries. Sounds like a fairy tale right? Well it is! The place looks amazing. Especially when you stand on the border of the crater and look down on it from above. You see little elephants near a pond. Zebra’s running through the fields. And lions sleeping in the grass, if you look well enough. But once inside the crater you get to see everything from up close. It’s like being in one of your children’s books. Make sure you visit this magnificent place off season. It’s a popular safari destination and during peak season “4 wheel drive traffic jams” are no exception. Ok, not really, but it’s better to be the only one there and pretending you’re one of those late 18th century pioneers instead of a camera clicking tourist, right?