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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 25 February 2018

Since this is the cradle of humanity, it’s a great place to visit. To be fair, there’s not a lot to see apart from wonderful geological formations and the museum. The museum is a bit odd: mostly it’s displays of replicas and incredibly wordy descriptions...More

Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

When I was ten, I saw Richard Leakey speak, in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. I can’t believe I made it to Africa to see were the Leakey’s lived and worked. The new museum they have built is beautiful. It gives you a good walk...More

Thank abudd77
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the Olduvai Museum for a rest in our drive from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. It was clean and a nice place to rest and eat our box lunch. The guide was hard to understand. The museum was not as exciting as...More

Thank TJS1955
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We made a planned lunch stop here on the way to N'gorongoro Crater. This is really an iconic place of anthropological history that I wanted to see on our trip thru TZ. It's situated on a cliff beside the gorge and we listened to a...More

Thank Nirmal K
Reviewed 28 January 2018

If you're like me - a biology teacher with an interest in paleoanthropology - a visit to Olduvai Gorge is a must during a visit to northern Tanzania. We were very fortunate to visit soon after the new museum had opened, but one of the...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The story-tellers are easy to understand and help bring the entire area to life! Excellent new tourist facilities.

Thank rickwilson7863
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Interesting geologic site where first hominids were found. There is a museum on site and a guide tells you about the four layers of earth in the gorge.

Thank TravelbeanUsa
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Loved it to bits! History, cradle of humankind, museum, the great outdoors- and I was given a puppy by the guide! Sadly, my husband made me give Lucy (of course I called her Lucy!) back, so I found an old bone as souvenir instead. Kidding....More

Thank 9_jennifer
Reviewed 24 December 2017

You actually can’t see much at the site, so the museum is a required visit to learn about the area and Leakey.

Thank busyflying
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We had visited the Oludvai Museum & we then proceeded to the on site museum in the Olduvai Gorge area. A surreal feeling to be standing in the area where so many significant discoveries were made by Mary & David Leaky. If you have time,...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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