Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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A key feature in the timeline of ancient human history, Olduvai Gorge has witnessed millions of years of evolution. Cutting into the Great Rift Valley of East Africa, the deep ravine is widely considered one of the world's most important sites of paleoanthropology and lies within a wider World Heritage Site. Since Mary and Louis Leakey first began excavating here in the mid-20th century, research programs have discovered some of the first used stone tools and traces of social and communal activity. Delve into your ancient ancestral routes, touring the onsite gorge museum and taking a guided walk around this world-famous portion of Serengeti landscape. Work out when and for how long to visit Olduvai Gorge and other Ngorongoro Conservation Area attractions using our handy Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel itinerary planner.
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  • Very interesting archeological site with excellent museum and interesting personalized lecture from guide. This is a great stopping point between Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.  more »
  • Fascinating place to hear about the origins of humans in Africa. The museum is a must visit. Allow about an hour to walk through the various sections.  more »
  • An unplanned visit after our safari to the gorge turned out to be very interesting. We got a short lecture and then a 1 h tour of the gorge (we had little time as we needed to go back to Arusha...  more »
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  • An absolute must if you're in the Serengeti area. Fantastic vista and exhibition of human evolution. Knowledgeable guides.
  • Great place to know the history of the cradle of mankind (Tanzania). The guide who gave us the lecture was very knowledgeable. The exhibits are very interesting and the write ups with them are very well researched. Loved being there.
  • interesting topology and interesting history of the artifacts. worth a quick walk around of the museum and 10 minute briefing from the guide
  • The cradle of Mankind. Is the wonderful place with historic and mythological relationships with the life on this planet. Welcome to Tanzania
  • The 10 minute lecture is fantastic! The man that gives it would make the best teacher/professor ever!!!
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