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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
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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
Reviewed 13 February 2015

If you are on your way to or from Ngorongoro Crater, it's a great place to stop for lunch (assuming you brought your own). Beyond that, there's a modest museum and gift shop. For the true archeologist no doubt there is much to see in...More

Thank FreqTraveler35
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I felt it important that my expectations were met as I closely followed tripadvisor and knew ahead that the original finds were all in large well protected museums or at their original sights and therefore I was not disappointed at the visit. The presentation given...More

Thank OrlandoTraveler11
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This name is well known as the site where the Leakeys, and others, discovered the most ancient human bones, and it was wonderful to see where this really was, and what it was like. The local Masai ranger gave a very interesting 20 minute talk...More

Thank Lzrdoc
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Oldupai gorge is a place for research, studies and tourism. We visited it many times with family and friends and every time you learn something. The local masai will take you for a walk up to shifting sand which is mysterious sand.

Thank Sele E
Reviewed 24 January 2015

The information shared by the gentleman was informative and very well understood. I loved seeing the various layers and going through the museum itself. The foot steps were a wonderful real world understanding of early man walking. Loved this stop.

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I've always wanted to see this area. The gorge is much larger than I had thought it would be, we stopped on our way to Ngorongoro and were treated to a delightful 20 min interpretive talk by the local ranger. They have a small museum...More

Thank E H
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Excellent talk, great little museum, very interesting! We had our picnic lunch there overlooking the gorge as well.

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