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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (52 reviews)
“million years” (26 reviews)
“human evolution” (11 reviews)
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Really interesting to learn a lot about it The museum was well set out Interesting talk from the guide of the history of the place

Thank sanvrit
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We had a wonderful visit and tour of the museum. Worth the time. Make sure to take a look. Any education is good education.

Thank Kimbo123_13
Reviewed 18 July 2015

The Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. It holds the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors. This is where Louis and Mary Leakey discovered fossilized parts of a skull and upper teeth of a type of...More

1  Thank Pravine
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The museum is simple but fantastically interesting. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the information and the view. Well worth the $12.50 USD entry fee.

Thank Debra K
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Two-room museum was quite nice, interesting photos and history of the site and discoveries. Short briefing on the site from a member of staff, but otherwise little to see. Not much for the money ($90 for our family of 5)

1  Thank nick c
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I have read about the Leakeys and their archeological work since I was 12 years old. To see the places they worked, the bones and tools they found, and the footsteps was great. A museum on site organizes and explains their life's work. And we...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 14 July 2015

It's interesting and impressive to hear the history of this area. The spot itself is not as impressive.

Thank orange-hats
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The Gorge is just a draw that people have be excavating for years, how ever the results are still exciting...to think that here is where the earliest human ancestors were found. The archaeologist that spoke to us could have used a little more public speaking...More

Thank skiNebraska
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We stopped at the Olduvai (actually Oldupai) museum on the way back from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater. The museum has some history of the wildlife and early human species found in the region. I would give it no more than one hour at this location...More

Thank Dori R
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The landscape is beautiful but the attraction is enhanced by the fact that this is where some of the pivotal discoveries about the evolution of modern man happened. This is where Homo habilis, an early ancestor of modern man, was discovered.

Thank SFT0urist
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