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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.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a world class exhibit in what I’d say is the middle of nowhere. Take the time to explore and be educated at this stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank puckstopper31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for the best Historical Site to learn about our how the generation grew from Australopithecus to a human being today, Oduvai is the place. Here the best site for Students and nun students as well. Please welcome.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank katikatisafaris
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located in the Great Rift Valley, Olduvai Gorge is a must for those interested in understanding the early origins of humankind. As an anthropologist, visiting Olduvai Gorge was one of those must do trips on my bucket list. It was the main reason for visiting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GrandTour782028
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

A nice break from chasing animals on the Serengeti. The gorge really helps visitors understand the evolution of the species. Interesting to see where Dr Leakey and his wife did their work.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank U1278MFdavidl
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This museum is very interesting and when you look at the gorge you wonder how anyone got there and found remains in the first place. The museum is well planned and you need a good 2 hours to do it justice. Lots of interesting info...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tom2577
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I'm very interested in geology and our guide at the museum was very knowledgeable and informative with humor. Loved it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leanne F
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This was one of my favorite places to visit when I was on safari. The museum was wonderful, great exhibits and displays. Very nice amphitheater overlooking the gorge and you can get museum guides to talk about the place. I was awed by the age...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carl_MTPSC
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Fascinating insite into the history of this historic location. The museum is very interesting with many well displayed exhibits.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank K_Vanhinsbergh
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The is the actual area where the Leakeys worked on their discoveries. A small museum is very close by with information. This is a very out-of-the-way the place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GailDez
Reviewed October 18, 2018

The historical significance makes this a must-do stop worthy of an hour. Driving back into the gorge and visiting the site of the original Leakey camp gives one an appreciation for the painstaking mind-numbingly tedious work required to excavate foot after foot of the gorge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
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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