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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.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
+255 784 964 338
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 June 2005

what can you say about this country?? what can you say about the most amazing nature, sky, sun and landscape i have ever seen in my life..i live in greece one of the top and most beauty destinations of the world and i travel a...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 July 2012

Although the museum & the 15 minute talk were very interesting I don't think it was worth paying $18 for. The famous footprints are also 45km from where the museum site is so all that one sees of that is a cast in the museum.

3  Thank Candice F
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Located in the Great Rift Valley, Olduvai Gorge is a must for those interested in understanding the early origins of humankind. As an anthropologist, visiting Olduvai Gorge was one of those must do trips on my bucket list. It was the main reason for visiting...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice break from chasing animals on the Serengeti. The gorge really helps visitors understand the evolution of the species. Interesting to see where Dr Leakey and his wife did their work.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very interesting and when you look at the gorge you wonder how anyone got there and found remains in the first place. The museum is well planned and you need a good 2 hours to do it justice. Lots of interesting info...More

Thank Tom2577
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm very interested in geology and our guide at the museum was very knowledgeable and informative with humor. Loved it

Thank Leanne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite places to visit when I was on safari. The museum was wonderful, great exhibits and displays. Very nice amphitheater overlooking the gorge and you can get museum guides to talk about the place. I was awed by the age...More

Thank Carl_MTPSC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating insite into the history of this historic location. The museum is very interesting with many well displayed exhibits.

Thank K_Vanhinsbergh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The is the actual area where the Leakeys worked on their discoveries. A small museum is very close by with information. This is a very out-of-the-way the place.

Thank GailDez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historical significance makes this a must-do stop worthy of an hour. Driving back into the gorge and visiting the site of the original Leakey camp gives one an appreciation for the painstaking mind-numbingly tedious work required to excavate foot after foot of the gorge...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We visited this location and had a private speaker for our Tauck Tour. From my understanding of this site, stone tools and fossil bones were discovered during represent one of the earliest archaeological sites in Africa. Scientists have used this information over the past fifty...More

Thank kathylynne1
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The newly completed Visitor's Center offered a close-up view of early people and how they might have lived, left, and returned again with the changing weather and availability of food and water throughout millions of years. Displays are well-designed and descriptions are in English.

Thank Diana L
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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