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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (55 reviews)
“million years” (27 reviews)
“early man” (16 reviews)
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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+255 784 964 338
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"small museum"
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"million years"
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"early man"
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"human evolution"
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"homo sapiens"
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"interesting talk"
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"interesting place"
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"on display"
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"the great rift valley"
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"worth a stop"
in 7 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 9 reviews
"en route"
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"lecture"
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"discoveries"
in 44 reviews
"cradle"
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Reviewed yesterday

A fascinating place which stimulates the imagination. All our ancestors came from a place like this. We had a very good short talk on site about the history and archaeology.

Thank Paul4444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The guys are so informative during the lecture. Protect the place for the future generation. The road on the way to the miusium are so bad, we thought to go back but we had encouraging by our guide.

Thank Theodor A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family recently took a 10-day safari in Tanzania. Having read and studied about some of the fossil findings of prehistoric man when I was young, I already knew something about the Leakey family's discoveries at Olduvai (Oldupai) Gorge, so I talked it over with...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting. It was a self guided tour with a short lecture in the beginning. We enjoyed it on our safari tour

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked around the gorge with a Masai Warrior. Didn't see animals because most had already left the area. Did finally see 4 giraffes near the end of the walk. Was able to get pretty close to them.

Thank KathyDav
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great view from the sitting area. We had a speaker give us a talk about the museum and the area. Very interesting. Well worth a look

Thank maureend105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think I liked the old museum (still there) better than the new one...gives you a much better feeling because it was built when the original researchers were still there.

Thank John D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good stopover to stretch your legs very interesting and set out Museum on your way to the Serengeti National Park.

Thank Keith Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent museum and a must see. The displays and historical information is well designed. The gorge is interesting to see and learn about its history. You can see the evolution of man.

Thank pvnipper
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very interesting and well put together information centre depicting the Cradle of humankind is well worth a vist en route from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater

Thank Delvin W
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Frequentdiner2918
9 February 2018|
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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
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