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“A small but informative museum capturing the history of our predecessors”
Review of Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge
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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.
Reviewed December 26, 2012

On the way out of the Serengeti National Park, we made a brief stop at the Oldupai Gorge Museum (not Olduvai).

In 2 rooms, we were taking back a few million years - to see the trail of footprints left in stone. The research team has reburied the trail itself, in an attempt to preserve it, but a cast is viewable from the museum. If we heard right, within the gorge, I think they found 2 different species of human (and "Lucy", who was found in Ethiopia.

There is a wall of antlers and skulls in the museum - discovered within the gorge, of animals who are now extinct. Huge antelope horns are the ones I remember more clearly.

It was a nice stop off on our way back to Ngorongoro. It doesn't take much time, and it is a simple museum, but great history was captured here. It was a good way to gain perspective.

Thank ninska_10
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Our safari guides had arranged a short lecture on the gorge and work done by the Leakeys and others. Very informative. Museum is small but full of information. Nice place for lunch and bird watching.

Thank 52inches
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

The Olduvai Gorge is intellectually interesting for sure, as it is one of the most important prehistoric site in the world!
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately to preserve the site!), you can only see it from the rim, and visit the museum. The talk by the docent is interesting.

Thank Dom-Michelle
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were a bit dissappointed as its a small museuem and you dont go into the gorge at the moment as they are going to try and protect the foot prints and areas. Very interesting though and the guide did a talk, amazing how some scientists dedicate rtheir whole lifes to a project and the first Homoni (men) were there in that place

Thank joanna g
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had no idea that we would visit this site. I am very glad we did! What an amazing piece of our history and all told by local people. Whilst this may not be much to look at this is a very important site in our evolution. I recommend taking the time to come here and listen and then visit the small museum.

Thank Paul T
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