The Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro/Ndutu Conservation area encompasses a total area of just over 20,000 square kilometers. This area has been the birthplace for the Great Wildebeest Migration long before early man began walking the planet.
Over 500,000 wildebeest calves are born on the short grass plains near Lake Ndutu in a space of just over two weeks. This incredible event occurs in early February subsequent to the heavy rains that the area experiences over the December/January period.
As the short grass plains fill up with wildebeest young, hungry predators such as lions, hyenas and cheetahs, who have waited patiently for over nine months for the return of the great herds, rejoice in the abundance of food. Not only is the area the birthplace of the wildebeest migration, but it is was also the birthplace of early man. Close by to Ndutu is the Olduvai Gorge, famous as an archaeological site where fossil remains of the early hominids dating back to over two million years, has been uncovered.