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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.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (54 reviews)
“million years” (26 reviews)
“early man” (16 reviews)
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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+255 784 964 338
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"small museum"
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"million years"
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"early man"
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"human evolution"
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"homo sapiens"
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"interesting talk"
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"historical significance"
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"interesting place"
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"on display"
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"the great rift valley"
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"worth a stop"
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"picnic lunch"
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"lecture"
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"discoveries"
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"cradle"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gorge might be on your list as a "should do" between the crater and the Serengeti, but there is so much history and explanation to take in that you need at least an hour. Your permit in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is in 24...More

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I was with a safari group of 5 when we decided to visit Olduvai. We were met by a local speaker who told us about the discovery of the earliest human activity. Very interesting and you aught to visit this site and its small museum...More

Thank GSimps0n
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The history here is amazing. They have an informational speaker and small museum with ancient artifacts found in this area. We didn’t have the necessary time to walk much of this area.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Since i was 18 & visited Nairobi I have wanted to go to Olduvai Gorge. We enjoyed the small museum and were able to drive down into the gorge to the place where Mary Leakey made her momentous discovery. Looking around you can only imagine...More

Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The site of the Leakey discovery in 1935 of the earliest traces of humans. A small but very detailed museum. Small shop and a viewing point looking into the Rift Valley. A short talk is given by a park ranger. Interesting but not overwhelming. Hope...More

Thank Howard P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The history of the findings and the Leakey's was interesting, but the museum lights were not working... this place needs a lot of work to get beyond an average rating.

Thank Ron R
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Very interesting stop to learn more about the geology of the area and the fact that we were in the center of where some of the first human remains were found. I am fascinated with the topography of the whole northern part of Tanzania as...More

Thank dmcnitt
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Interesting site of Lois and Mary Leakey's archaeological discoveries. The museum is very well organised and easy to follow. The site guide was friendly and knowledgeable too. Very enjoyable.

Thank Wendy O
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

An amazing insight into the creation of human beings. The archeological site of very early humans - what a fantastic display, well laid out, great staff who quizzed is on what we had learned- enormous fun!

Thank Ladylucas1
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful new museum explaining the findings of our earliest human ancestors. Work continues and builds on the findings of the Leakys - there is much more to discover. One of the curators gives an excellent talk explaining what we are in fact looking at. Not...More

Thank 123nadzad
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Frequentdiner2918
9 February 2018|
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Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
I think the answer is that you have to prearrange going down into the gorge. Most visitors are limited to the museum that is at the top of the gorge, this is typically what is included with Safaris However, I think it is... More
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