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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

We visited this location and had a private speaker for our Tauck Tour. From my understanding of this site, stone tools and fossil bones were discovered during represent one of the earliest archaeological sites in Africa. Scientists have used this information over the past fifty...More

Thank kathylynne1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The newly completed Visitor's Center offered a close-up view of early people and how they might have lived, left, and returned again with the changing weather and availability of food and water throughout millions of years. Displays are well-designed and descriptions are in English.

Thank RimRat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came through on our safari trek. Given a talk by a staff member, then able to walk through the museum to see all the work that has been done in the Gorge. And not just by Leakey, et al.

Thank Rocky T
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Hans-Jürgen Seb... F
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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 5 September 2018 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

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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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