Olduvai Gorge

Size: 30 km sq. miles
Location: Northern Tanzania, 190 miles Northwest of Arusha.

Located in the eastern Serengeti plains in northern Tanzania, the Olduvai Gorge an archeological sire that is considered by many as ‘the cradle of Mankind’. The site has yielded numerous remains and evident of early humans. Olduvai Gorge is known is known for the fantastic archeological, homo habilis discoveries made by Doctors Louis and Mary Leakey, including the skull of a humanoid believed to be 1.75 million years old. The place lies on the short grass plains of the Serengeti. Not only have fossils of humanoid origin such as the homo habilis in Tanzania have been found, but also fossils from prehistoric animals that lived around them.
You can visit the small museum at the gorge to learn more about the on-going excavations.