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Olduvai Gorge

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (52 reviews)
“million years” (26 reviews)
“human evolution” (13 reviews)
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

This is a really interesting place to stop and take in the scenery and anthropological history of this site. There is an undercover area that is suitable to have a picnic lunch in. Good toilet facilities on site. An informative talk is given by one...More

Thank cangau
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Had a very good lecture from the Rangers which put its significance into perspective. Did not go into the Gorge but viewed it from the top. En route from Ngorongoro to Serengeti it is conveniently placed for a break- with toilets.

Thank oilmanDorset_U_K_
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Nothing too elaborate, but an interesting lecture about the Leakey's work, simple displays that explain the meaning, and sited above the gorge, itself. Worth a couple of hours enroute between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Reserve.

Thank Fletch W
Reviewed 6 October 2015

An interesting, historical speech is provided by the onsite experts, but there isn't much to see here. The onsite museum while interesting doesn't provide much to hold your interest.

Thank TucsonSams
Reviewed 3 October 2015

On the way from the ngorongoro crater to the Serengeti you should stop here to get an imagination of the history of mankind.

Thank docholiday57
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The bad is that the "talk" given was very hard to hear and understand. The good is that this is an amazing place and we were so glad we stopped to see the very small museum and view the location where the Leakey's spent their...More

Thank ckeWashingtonState
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We enjoyed a box lunch, prepared by our hotel, while visiting the Olduvai Gorge. We saw beautiful birds and some kind of rodent that we were told is a member of the elephant family??? We had a very sweet and knowledgeable guide tell us about...More

Thank annarc6
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Must see. The views were spectacular and the guides gave us an entertaining account of the interesting history of the excavations. The museum was informative, but could be improved given the wealth of interesting facts.

Thank NilaGupta
Reviewed 26 September 2015

great summum of history, nice museum showing the history. Beautiful view into the gorge. Capable guides

Thank annemie c
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We stopped here at my request. The safari operators are aware of the sight, but don't push people to see it. I'm glad we did. There is a small but informative museum and an interesting lecture delivered every day. The site offers great views and...More

Thank Mathew J
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