Created by the implosion of a massive volcano, this vast flat-bottomed caldera in Tanzania, the largest in the world, measures 12 miles across, and contains a world of safari in miniature.
Because this region has a permanent supply of water and a precise natural balance of prey and predator, most of the wildlife remains here all year round. Therefore, sightings of the major game species including lion, elephant, cheetah, hippo, rhino, plus excellent birding around freshwater lakes and flamingos on the central soda lake are virtually guaranteed.
Owing to the fragile eco-system, visitors are encouraged to stay no longer than half a day. The fauna here would have disappeared decades ago had it not been protected and allowed to thrive.