One of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world is found in between Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge. It was discovered in this location in the 1950s, that our understanding of where humans evolved changed forever. Mary Leakey and her husband discovered fossils of Proconsul Africanus, known as the ancestral ape. Scientists are still debating if it is the link between apes and humans or apes and monkeys. In 1959 she discovered the skull of Paranthropus Bosei, also known as OH-5. In 1961 she discovered bones and tools belonging to Homo Habilus, known as the toolmaker, which was the first species in our genus homo to use tools. They also discovered footprints left from Australopithecus Afarensis, which is the same species as the famous LUCY, the earliest hominin that walked on two feet. These discoveries have provided evidence that Africa is the motherland of all humans and is one of the most special places on earth that holds the keys to our true past.
A sister organization to Tanzania Adventure Tours is Enrich Tanzania, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the incredible people of Tanzania. Important projects include providing a clean, year-round source of water, a more affordable and accessible basic education for their children and the chance to move from basic subsistence living to a future of limitless possibilities.
My African Safari was phenomenal and it was because of the experience I had with Tanzania Adventure Tours. Promises of an experience of a lifetime was not empty. I’ll be back to Arusha, the Serengeti and all areas of Tanzania again and it will be with TAT.
Hands down the BEST experience of my life! Tanzi Tours provided more than I ever imagined could happen on a safari! TOP NOTCH from the moment we arrived until we left! Going back for my 3rd trip this November! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Our trip was unforgettable! We even got a little time for me & my husband because the local nanny- was so good with the children. Every staff member was meticulous and professional. We always felt cared for and everything felt so luxurious. They saved us so much by arranging our excursions and gave us the best recommendations for local color.