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Olduvai Gorge

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
+255 784 964 338
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This deep gorge, measuring 30 miles long and 295 feet deep, features exposed deposits of fossil fauna, hominid remains and stone tools from 2,1000,000 to 15,000 years ago.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (52 reviews)
“million years” (26 reviews)
“human evolution” (11 reviews)
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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+255 784 964 338
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Come here if you can make the time. The museum is small (the new one is not yet opened), highlighting the work of the Leakeys and their anthropological discoveries in the Great Rift Valley. Reproduction of Laetoli hominid footprints, plus some animal fossils and early...More

Thank mr_cruiser
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me say the name is Oldupai. It was incorrectly named (you’ll learn this from the lecture). I learned about the Olupai gorge in grade 7 (many years ago) and vowed I would go someday. At first glance the area doesn’t look particularly amazing...More

Thank 63mimi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an experience of a lifetime. We enjoyed our time in Africa so much, but this was one of the highlights.

Thank MontanaSplash
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing discoveries concerning the pre-history of Homo Sapiens have been made in the Olduvai Gorge by Mary and Louis Leakey and others since the early 1930ies, e.g. the first discoveries of tools used by our predecessors were made here. You need an expert and very...More

Thank Olle O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The professor that gave us a tour was both informative and enjoyable He rode with us down to the site of the dig. He walked around with us and answered all of our questions.

Thank cld63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing sight of archaeological excavations discovering so much about the early origins of man and his predecessors. An interesting local guide tells the story of the gorge and of the early archaeologists who were responsible for much of the work and findings. A small...More

Thank Chris43bh3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This basically a good toilet stop on route to the Serengeti park, albeit rather over priced! The guide gives a good over view of the archeological importance of the site and there is a small museum with photographs of the discoveries made there.

Thank A7856AQjulie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our short visit to this site. It will be interesting to see what the impact of the reported findings of older genesis of mankind in Europe have on the attendance levels.

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Olduvai Gorge was included in our safari and as an ardent student of Paleontology and evolution I was excited to visit here. Basically, what happens is that you listen to a talk about the gorge and what was found here and then...More

Thank Jurnee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group. Learned about archeology and early man. Interesting displays and we had a talk by a researcher who worked there. Great to see where man was first found

Thank NCtravellingdoc
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