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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 2 days ago via mobile

An archaeological treasure. Wouldn't go out of my way to see but it's on the way to Serengeti so it breaks up the trip nicely.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful guided tour through the gorge and saw the original sites of discovery of Australipithicus, Homo Habilis and Homo Erectus. I had goosebumps being that close to our ancient history.

Thank BigJimAtlanta_GA
Reviewed 6 days ago

One spot that we couldn't miss as we traveled from Serengeti National Park to the Ngorongoro Crater was the Oduvai Gorge. It's on the way, but not easy to find, unless you know the turn-off. But, our guide had been there many times previously, so...More

Thank lous652
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum and it is Very insightful and educational. I could see great view of the gorge and lots of information and photos about it.

Thank Meyleen B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are in this area, the Olduvai (which is actually Oldupai) is a must to visit....full of history and valuable information on the beginning of mankind. The gentleman that gives the talk is informative and makes the experience very interesting. We look forward to...More

Thank choctawlodge
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The Olduvai Gorge is between Ngorongoro and the Serengeti and people often just drive through. We stayed in one of the lodges and took a morning to walk through the gorge. Great for some walking exercise through the gorge with a Masai guide. With the...More

Thank Don_K_Kingston
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A long, dusty jeep drive in Tanzania lead to yet another extraordinary experience in Tanzania. In the middle of “nowhere”, within Serengeti National Park, this site is of universal significance. Here in the Great Rift Valley is the location of the oldest evidence of human...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very well spent half day. The new museum building looks super, due to open soon. Try and get a guide to bring you into gorge itself.

1  Thank chiron57
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Only able to see a fraction of this gorge which was excavated initially by the Leakeys in the 70's Located in the Rift Valley which in itself runs virtually the lenght of Africa it has proved a wealth of artifacts and remains helping to understand...More

Thank RickyCardiff
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We visited on a day after a night or heavy rain and were not able to go down into the gorge but found the museum and the introductory talk to be very interesting and insightful. they are building a new museum and hope that they...More

Thank Jim R
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