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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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  • The museum and grounds at Olduvai Gorge are very modern and clean, and make for an essential stop in Tanzania. The museum is small but has amazing artifacts. It was so interesting to view human... 
    The museum and grounds at Olduvai Gorge are very modern and clean, and make for an essential stop in Tanzania. The museum is small but has amazing artifacts. It was so interesting to view human...  more »
  • This is a significant site for human evolution and should not be missed. We got a short presentation once we arrived overlooking the beds where the fossils were found. Inside there are 6 rooms with... 
    This is a significant site for human evolution and should not be missed. We got a short presentation once we arrived overlooking the beds where the fossils were found. Inside there are 6 rooms with...  more »
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  • Perfect place for archeology and palaeontology. It is right at the site where most of its discoveries was done. You can get books too on site. Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. Washrooms super clean. There's so much history to learn here.
  • I recommend to visit the site if you are traveling between Serengeti and Ngorogoro Park. The museum is well done and explains in detail the evolution of human beings and the geological evolution of this very special area.

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