Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Geologic Formation
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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  • We stopped here to see the Gorge and enjoyed the museum and facts about the fossils, etc. The tour guide shared lots of info and then sent us on our way to explore. We found some unique souvenirs...  more »
  • We only briefly visited this area while passing through but we really enjoyed it. The setting is stunning in it's beauty and the theater at the museum had a breathtaking view of the gorge.  more »
  • 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.

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