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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 9 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting. It was a self guided tour with a short lecture in the beginning. We enjoyed it on our safari tour

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Walked around the gorge with a Masai Warrior. Didn't see animals because most had already left the area. Did finally see 4 giraffes near the end of the walk. Was able to get pretty close to them.

Thank KathyDav
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Really great view from the sitting area. We had a speaker give us a talk about the museum and the area. Very interesting. Well worth a look

Thank maureend105
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I think I liked the old museum (still there) better than the new one...gives you a much better feeling because it was built when the original researchers were still there.

Thank John D
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Good stopover to stretch your legs very interesting and set out Museum on your way to the Serengeti National Park.

Thank Keith Y
Reviewed 18 June 2018

An excellent museum and a must see. The displays and historical information is well designed. The gorge is interesting to see and learn about its history. You can see the evolution of man.

Thank Lee K
Reviewed 17 June 2018

very interesting and well put together information centre depicting the Cradle of humankind is well worth a vist en route from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater

Thank DelvinW11
Reviewed 17 June 2018

I cannot believe that this museum does not get the proper attention that it deserves. The Gorge is such an important location to the history of mankind and should not be missed!

Thank Sarah10005
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The gorge might be on your list as a "should do" between the crater and the Serengeti, but there is so much history and explanation to take in that you need at least an hour. Your permit in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is in 24...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I was with a safari group of 5 when we decided to visit Olduvai. We were met by a local speaker who told us about the discovery of the earliest human activity. Very interesting and you aught to visit this site and its small museum...More

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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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