When I talk to people about what draws them to Africa, often time and again, they speak of the magnificent landscapes, the endless sky, and the rich wildlife that is without parallel anywhere else on earth. But when we press them further, conversation always turns to the people, the warm welcome and hospitality, the passion for their communities and environment, and the unique cultures which have been refined over centuries. It cannot be forgotten that Africa gave birth to mankind, millennia ago, and since then generations of men and women have left tangible marks across this extraordinary continent.
In Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, you will find one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world: this is where archaeologists have discovered the secrets of human evolution. The first early human species, Homo habilisi, lived here 1.9 million years ago, and after him came Paranthropus bosisei, Homo erectus, and, finally,