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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 5 days ago

We visited Olduvai Gorge and museum in late August. Dry season and not too hot! It is a small museum but definitely worth a visit to look at some very old skeletons of Hominis erectus, hobilis, a replica o LUCY( the earliest skeleton ever discovered)....More

Thank Monsieur-Calcutta
Reviewed 6 days ago

I remember as a young person in high school & college being taught about the astounding finds of Dr. Leakey et. al. Here I saw the real deal. Great museum on site, and excellent personal tutorial by a very knowledgable, articulate, and interested guide. Early...More

Thank Traveller19842012
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum there was worth more time than we had to experience it. I could have spent a couple of days there alone.

Thank Virginia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our safari guide was able to arrange a visit to the site while we were returning from a safari on the Serengeti. First, at the site, they will tell you over and over that it is Oldupai gorge, not Olduvai gorge. Nevertheless, if you are...More

Thank vincent a
Reviewed 1 week ago

the new build visitor center is well done, there is a good overview of the development of mankind ... highly recommend to pass by

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was on the way to Seronera, It was not in our itinerary to stop at this place for while we saw the name we asked our guide to stop, I was feel like home as the person was describing about bones and skulls and...More

Thank taqifthalia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of my African trip!! Cradle of Mankind, Australopithecus afaransis, Lucy,Laetoli Footprints, Homo erectus and “Out of Africa” single theory, Louis and Mary Leakey- still in awe for the archeologists past and present The Museum was one of the best I’ve visited anywhere- very well...More

Thank Prakash N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling to the Serengeti, this is a worthwhile stop to catch up on some historical perspective on the origin and evolution of mankind. It is amazing to get informed and also see some exhibits regarding what happened a million years ago. The museum and...More

Thank nara501
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allow time to read the explanations of the artifacts, and also to listen to the presentation outside where you can see the various layers of sediment where the discoveries were made. The museum is new, and its explanations reflect the newest thinking about our complex...More

Thank callitasiseeit2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historical significance cannot be underestimated and I specifically added the Olduvai Gorge to my itinerary. I was disappointed that the closest you could get was a viewing platform and a rather tedious lecture. The museum was well presented but the fact that you are...More

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Frequentdiner2918
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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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