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Olduvai Gorge Museum

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
+255 754 370 023
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History worth seeing.

We stopped here on the way to the Serengeti after Ngorongoro Crater. The Museum is fairly new, with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pat D
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Chapel Hill
Nicely done summary of the local research

Situated between Ngorogoro crater and the Serengeti this is a worthwhile side trip to break up the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel S
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here on the way to the Serengeti after Ngorongoro Crater. The Museum is fairly new, with construction on the new building recently completed. The exhibits are well laid out and the information conveyed in easy to understand terms. It is quite interesting to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated between Ngorogoro crater and the Serengeti this is a worthwhile side trip to break up the drive. Self directed museum. Helped that I already new a lot about the subject which made being in the location special.

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The small museum is very well laid out, descriptions in English and Swahili I think. Lots of great information, so much history. They also give you a brief "live lesson' on the history of the gorge. Well worth a stop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oldupai Gorge is not to be missed on the safari circuit. The gorge itself is scenic. It's an interesting break in the landscape. Only a short distance from the main road from Ngorongoro to Serengeti, it's worth the time to see this important archaeological site....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If museums, geology and anthropology interest you this is a good museum to visit. We enjoyed a break from driving, the washrooms and the free internet.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum highlights what is thought to be the beginning of civilization. Nicely laid out with good exhibits. The gorge itself is breathtaking. You can look down and see the layers of geological rock formations, and you can even seen some Masai people and their...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely new museum building has been opened. It is self-guided and very interesting! There is also a free lecture in English every so often, which is worthwhile attending.

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits adequately explain the evolution of man and the history of the Leakeys unearthing the earliest known hominoids. The museum is modern, and the staff offers an opportunity to talk about the site following your trip through the exhibits. It was also interesting to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small, but recently newly built museum, is located at the rim of the Oldupai (not OlduVaii, since Oldupai means Wild Sisal) gorge, where Louis and Mary did their incredible job of finding remnants of our ancestors from more than a million years ago. The...More

Thank Jan J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here for past ten years. The new museum is well thought out and beautiful. My two grandkids who are learning about the origin of man were thrilled, They felt they learned more by actually seeing the site and museum than fro...More

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