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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  • This place as the correct name state OLDUPAI GORGE and not OLDUVAI due to language boundary limit, it is where the second oldest human kind ever been discovered after Lucy of ethiopia believe the...  more »
  • We loved visiting the museum and hearing the talk about the gorge at Oldupai (yes, that should have been the correct spelling, with a "p"). Oldupai Gorge is the famous birthplace of human...  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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