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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 1 week ago

Fascinating stop on the road to the Serengeti. Very nice museum. Full of information about the discoveries here and nearby. Unfortunately you will not have enough time to read everything if the guide hurries you too fast. Take a little extra time here to discover...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cschumann
Reviewed 1 week ago

History goes back a long way here, and visiting the gorge with a Maasai guide is quite the unique experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Holly K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting the Serengeti, this is a must stop on the way. The site is beautiful and the exhibit is very well done and over 1-2 hours one get an overview of the origin of humans, right next to where several of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank benoitfromto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking this entire area made one feel just a very small part of the history of our being on earth. We stayed nearby and the whole area filled one with a different outlook that almost gave you goosebumps. We had an interesting talk from an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sightsee46400958656
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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 18 November 2018

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 14 November 2018

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 11 November 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 8 November 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 3 November 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
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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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