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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim R
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Lee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is really unique owning to it's natural history,here is where we can get our history the first skull of human was found here in 1959 by Dr Leakey with her wife Marry.the place also give us another spectacular history of Laetol footprint where you can learn a lot about the history of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Crookhaven, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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New York City
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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berkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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