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“Not much effort, not much to see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Type: Geologic Formations, Historic Sites
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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.
Jonkoping, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not much effort, not much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an experience that might be worth something to see - but nowhere near what they are charging. The guide holds a short lecture under a banana-leaf roof.Then you can go in to the museum, that mostly consists of a large plaster-casting of the famous 3,5 million years old footprints of our oldest ancestors...and a couple of pictures and text about the excavators.

Visited June 2013
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Cypress, Texas
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“I Was Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Museum is very small and not too good. Presentation was short and not very good. You can't visit any sites. There's a nice view. That's about it.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A Glimpse into Antiquity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Olduvai gives the traveller an idea of the effort that the Leakeys(and others) made to uncover the remains of the first humans immediately before the Ngorongoro crater blew up some 4 million yeras ago. The museum is well displayed and he lecture helpful. We enjoyed being there. Two of the party were at school with Jonathan and Richard leakey which made the visit more special and pesonal.

Visited July 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful - worthwhile experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was very informative and worthwhile experience. We would have been disappointed if we did not visit. We went to the bottom of the gorge to see where the first bones were discovered. Amazing experience.

Visited May 2013
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Skierniewice
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“Great view over the site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

For me the most impressive is the great view from museum on archeological site, really impressive perspective. Also some interesting facts about first humanoid and some animals from older ages, but the view is the best!

Visited July 2013
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