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Olduvai Gorge

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
+255 784 964 338
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (51 reviews)
“million years” (24 reviews)
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
+255 784 964 338
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Excellent tour. Wonderful view. Not to be missed. We spent a few hours there with our driver and toured the museums and enjoyed a talk by museum staff.

Thank thewrldtraveler
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Its hard not to be awed to be in the place where man first walked on earth and to see the footprints. Very nice exhibits and well explained.

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 24 May 2015

To learn about this site, things found and then be driven down to actual dig sites was incredible. There are no words I can say about standing on land from nearly 2 million years ago, except "WOW"! This site was a true gem, and nice...More

Thank AdventSeekr
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Unless its on the way would not make this a special visit. There's nothing much to see. We stopped here for lunch, theres a shaded seating area and a museum

3  Thank RashmiCMH
Reviewed 6 April 2015

If you like History about the past this is a great site to visit. I enjoyed it very much. The people were very friendly, pleasant and informative. This spot was part of an African Safari trip that I took with a good friend of mine...More

Thank redhead81363
Reviewed 24 March 2015

If you like history, evolution, science, etc- this is worth the trip. However, it is not overly exciting and I wouldn't go too far out of the way to see Olduvai. However, if you are passing through, it is definitely worth the stop to spend...More

Thank anrclark
Reviewed 23 March 2015

The Olduvai is now run as something of a state park. Not much for the casual tourist to see, just a small museum and curio shop, with a loo. Locals will give you a short history talk for a few shillings. But it's OLDUVAI! If...More

Thank WKM11
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Read up on this place and prepare not to get even close to archeological sites. Makes sense, but otherwise there's not much to see. Museum was worth 30 minutes. Pretty anti-climactic after reading about all the work done here and seeing excellent up-close photographs. Popular...More

2  Thank bnaysrl
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The Gorge is a must visit while in Tanzania. There are millions of years of human and pre human history there. The work of the Leaky family over the years is an incredible service to humanity. The museum and display are modest but it is...More

1  Thank 77Rebecca77
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I loved learning how the Leekys figured out how long ago early humans left their footprints in the gorge.

Thank Howard C
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