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Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Interesting archaological museum

This was a very interesting stop during our safari. The exhibits are illuminating and you get a good understanding of the paleontology and early mane.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place where many believe humans originated from. To my surprise (should have studied this more), "Lucy" was found within Kenya, and not this part of the Gorge in Tanzania. It is a decent spot to stop between the crater and Serengeti...

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderfully moment being in this area as i leaned a history of the area and i got some clues about the discovery of the skull of the first Human being which discovered by Dr Leakey with Her wife Marry though the place is dry but yet is unique due to its amazing history.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sad for people who expect a Disney approach to a museum and archeology site in Tanzania. Think about the surrounding, experience the area and the people, this is the real word at it's best and it is sad when people have expectations based on where they live and work in the western world. Our "guide" was very interesting,... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting stop during our safari. The exhibits are illuminating and you get a good understanding of the paleontology and early mane.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place that will fascinate no end anyone who ever read about the Leakeys, is curious about hominid evolution, interested about prehistoric fauna. Its small museum is a thought provoking, information rich and most fascinating display. Olduvai is the craddle and source of many discoveries and ideas supporting and explaining our evolution. A shrine of discoveries and temple... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was under the impression that what we'd see would be the work of Dr Louis and Mary Leakey, but apparently that isn't the case. they did work near hear, but not anything you could see from the lookout point. the museum is quite interesting and they are in the process of upgrading the museum as a new building was... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This area is a "must see" on any safari to discover the birth of all human existence. The museum is particularly informative.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

In a city I might have given them only 4 stars, but hey this is Oldupai (correct spelling) Gorge! My favorite part was the Laetoli display with a cast of the actual hominid footprints walking through wet ash. I was able to walk along side it and realize that the stride of the larger individual was the same as mine.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning views of the gorge but most impressive is the story of the incredible fossils and stories they tell about human and animal evolution and how this area helped determine how humans came to inhabit the world. The staff members do a great job explaining the significant work accomplished at the site by global researchers, archeologists, anthropologists and others including... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Olduvai Gorge Museum is quite small and old, but well kept. It was a good place to stop between Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and made old history-school-books to became alive. Staff was helpful and gave even small lecture about it.

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