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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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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
+255 784 964 338
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

Read up on this place and prepare not to get even close to archeological sites. Makes sense, but otherwise there's not much to see. Museum was worth 30 minutes. Pretty anti-climactic after reading about all the work done here and seeing excellent up-close photographs. Popular...More

2  Thank bnaysrl
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The Gorge is a must visit while in Tanzania. There are millions of years of human and pre human history there. The work of the Leaky family over the years is an incredible service to humanity. The museum and display are modest but it is...More

1  Thank 77Rebecca77
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I loved learning how the Leekys figured out how long ago early humans left their footprints in the gorge.

Thank Howard C
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Not much to see really, but worth a stop just to say you've been there. The museum has a small but informative exhibit about the discoveries in the area.

Thank The Other Jim H
Reviewed 10 March 2015

The talk was informative. The museum carried useful photos and information. A must visit to see the cradle of mankind.

Thank Narayan B
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

The whole area is interesting from the history to the culture to the landscape. Everyone where I went I was thrilled to see rocks on the ground that were so very pretty

Thank crisseast
Reviewed 20 February 2015

There is a small museum that tells the story of human evolution as documented by fossil finds here. It is quite interesting to stand and gaze into the gorge and think about primitive early man.

Thank GwensGramma
Reviewed 19 February 2015

This attraction is basically a view of a gorge. There is a very good - but short - talk by someone who works there. Interesting. There is a small museum that you can do in 10-15 minutes. Not too much to see but hey, you...More

Thank Italian-bird
Reviewed 18 February 2015

while this trip was interesting, it is only reached by the roughest road in Africa composed of uplifted rock from the gorge. the main attraction was that Lucy was found there, however she is never referred to in the presentation by an exuberant post grad...More

Thank rhollow7
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Didn't expect this to be any more than a dry semi-educational visit to a dusty museum site. It turned out to be a fascinating experience, with a talk delivered by Lucas, the on site archaeologist, who managed to take us back thousands of years in...More

Thank lindalsykes
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