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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

This deep gorge, measuring 30 miles long and 295 feet deep, features...

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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History and culture and its best

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... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Jim R
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 evolution. Definitely something to contemplate! The different levels of striation in the gorge tell the... More 

Thank Ruth H
Lee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank chiron57
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 the earlist human evolution

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 get it completed soon. Recommend anyone in the area to stop and experience this historical... More 

Thank Jim R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

this is okay...will be better is some months as they are completing some news buildings and I suspect the displays will also be upgraded...but as it was, it was interesting and worth the side trip. However, not a must see but a historical artifact that's something to visit.

Thank colbogey
Crookhaven, Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

It was a real pleasure to stand and walk in the Gorge where the Leakeys made those mind-blowing discoveries over 60 years ago. To think this is where our ancestors first stood on planet Earth was humbling. We visited the small museum and this provided some surprises: the displays are rather simple but informative. There are plans to enlarge the... More 

Thank Joe O
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The place is beautiful and educative as they provide with historical information about Evolution of man, the discovery of human remains truly remarkable

Thank lucia871
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped at Olduvai Gorge on the drive from Ngorongoro to Serengeti, as did many other travelers from different companies. This was a good stop to see the beautiful gorge and hear the stories of the five layers of geology that we were standing upon, but it was very, very crowded. The museum is small with a good cast of... More 

Thank mczelamilton
New York City
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The museum itself is very minimal. The history is interesting but I did not feel that it showcased the findings of the Gorge sufficiently. The $35 USD admission is not worth it. If your time is limited I would skip it.

Thank Buddh
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

2.5 million years of history and evolutionary the gorge. Did human life start here? Difficult to argue. Worth a trip if you are offered the opportunity

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