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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 16 August 2018

Interesting place with a small museum. More like a pit stop to Serengeti. You don't need too much time here. 15 mins or half hour is enough.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 425beny
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a little way away from the Serengeti National park. Its a little pricey as far as admission is concerned, but if you are into anthropology ad prehistory, you will find it quite interesting. Great view of the Gorge itself from the info center,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sikander A
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Oldupai Greg and museum on our way from Ngorongoro to Serengeti. They have an excellent museum that chronicles the evolution of humans. It was fascinating. We spent a good two hours there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rudeyna Q
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Having been an anthropology major, it was very cool to visit Oldavai. Unfortunately, the displays and oral presentation failed to capture the very unique place in history that the Gorge holds.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ChrisFromNJ
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Had I known what the road to the gorge was like I might not have gone ! A good informative display and lecture from the curator. Curiosity took me there and I enjoyed my visit but was disappointed not to be able to go down...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MurielS51
Reviewed 2 August 2018

As a biology teacher, this was a must-see stop. The new museum is quite informative and the viewing area is beautiful. The bathrooms are horrible...squat toilets!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Reldas
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This natural history museum exceeded my expectations. The presentation of artefacts and fossils is world class standard. The information is logically sequenced and easy to follow. The oral presentation is given from a newly constructed open auditorium overlooking the open cut site where palaeontologists continue...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HappyOzie
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Olduvai Gorge is not a game park. Its the site where the Leakeys discovered some the earliest traces of the ancestors of Homo Sapiens. Its a site that is often overlooked by people going to the crater or Serengetti plains but with the opening of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank islandgus
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This is where the Leakeys did their pioneering work on early human fossils. The museum is worth an hour or two.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mdgdc
Reviewed 18 July 2018

It's impossible to make a wrong decision if you allow Justin Bell and A Step Ahead guide you in your choices- I've never met anyone that knows Africa better, or loves his job more.

Date of experience: July 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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