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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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This deep gorge, measuring 30 miles long and 295 feet deep, features...

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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Where humans first tread

It was a real pleasure to stand and walk in the Gorge where the Leakeys made those mind-blowing discoveries over 60 years ago. To think this is where our ancestors first stood on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Crookhaven, Cork, Ireland
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Crookhaven, Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a real pleasure to stand and walk in the Gorge where the Leakeys made those mind-blowing discoveries over 60 years ago. To think this is where our ancestors first stood on planet Earth was humbling. We visited the small museum and this provided some surprises: the displays are rather simple but informative. There are plans to enlarge the... More 

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is beautiful and educative as they provide with historical information about Evolution of man, the discovery of human remains truly remarkable

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at Olduvai Gorge on the drive from Ngorongoro to Serengeti, as did many other travelers from different companies. This was a good stop to see the beautiful gorge and hear the stories of the five layers of geology that we were standing upon, but it was very, very crowded. The museum is small with a good cast of... More 

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New York City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is very minimal. The history is interesting but I did not feel that it showcased the findings of the Gorge sufficiently. The $35 USD admission is not worth it. If your time is limited I would skip it.

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berkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2.5 million years of history and evolutionary the gorge. Did human life start here? Difficult to argue. Worth a trip if you are offered the opportunity

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South Jordan, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually stay at Olduvai Camp nearby and visit the gorge for those guests that want a look. Not great for photography, wildlife, or much else BUT it is great to stand near a location where some of man's earliest fossils have been discovered.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unusual sight in an unusual site! Breath-takingly drab. Rather. A definite must if you are in the area. As a geological wonder what! Giving tribute to the steadiness of Mother Nature, to the perseverance of weather imprints upon the world. To the majesty of our environment. To remember again and to feel once more the necessity of protecting our... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine you can witness the place where some of our ancestors came from, now thousands of years. This is really the place where remaining directly linking to homo sapiens were found!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved visiting the Olduvai museum, which has many impressive artifacts and a very knowledgeable staff. We attended one of the staff member presentations, which was well done and full of interesting facts about the region and the significance of these finding to documenting evolution. Would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful and profound place on earth.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum part is okay. I found the talk part interesting and well delivered by a very knowledgeable man. There are currently new buildings being built which look quite impressive and will improve the place a lot! Definitely worth a visit and the views of the gorge are amazing!

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