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Olduvai Gorge

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Type: Geologic Formations, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Observing all of the animals here is like seeing the world eons ago. Amazing experience. It's a little scary driving down to it. Make sure you have a competent driver.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting overview of site history by park ranger. Loved the overland drive and game viewing!

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Los Angels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited the small museum and the gorge. It was informative and we saw many archeologists working in the gorge

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

must see on your way to the Serengeti. The history dates back to the inception of time. If u r a disbeliever of evolution this tour will change your mind as it did mine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's an important pre-historic site (probably one of the most important ones globally?), with a museum next to it. Olduvai Gorge is on the way from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater (or vice-versa). There is not that much to see there, and unless you are much into archeology, it probably would not be that impressive. But at the same time as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were taken, and I didn't have high expectations but it was really interesting. The guide was most didactic

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

This was part of our tour. I am amazed at the dedication of the Leakeys in the study of evolution! I didn't realize the historical aspects of this location until we got there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My daughter and I recently visited Oldupai Gorge (the original spelling) and really enjoyed our short visit. We were charged $36 to view the gorge, enter the museum and receive an in depth discussion on the history of the Gorge. If you are in Tanzania you should definitely stop in and take a look.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This stop was part of our safari with Thomson, so I cannot comment on the entrance fee. I really wanted to stop here and I wasn't disappointed. A guide gave a very adequate description of the geology and what had been discovered there, as you sit on benches overlooking the gorge. There was also a small museum with artifacts and... More

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Durban
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stopped off here on way from Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti and it was a welcome leg stretching exercise. The gorge is important from an historical point of view and you have to appreciate that or the stop over is a bit of a waste of time since the scenery is not particularly spectacular. The guide did give us the... More

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