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“History” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge
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Tanzania Budget Lodge Safari from Arusha
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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.
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
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“History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Interesting little museum. Copy of the 3.6 year old hominid footprints. Very interesting piece of history.

Visited December 2012
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Silver Spring MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Walking in footsteps”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is definitely worth the visit in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and worth the extended visit with a local guide. You get more than just the standard briefing - a chance to see the discovery area and shifting sands. Well worth it!

Visited January 2013
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful view - but that is it!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Looking down into the gorge is a wonderful view and worth a few photo's, but otherwise there isn't a great deal to offer and if its a choice between a longer game drive or Olduvai - go for the animals!

Visited December 2012
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New York, NY
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Inspirational site, but little to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

It gives you chills to be in one of the first spots inhabited by hominids 1.9 million years ago, and to be in a place of such an important scientific discovery. There's not a lot there, though -- a small visitor center with some brief info, plus an overlook into the Gorge. It's a nice spot to sit and eat lunch on your drive through the NCA on the way to the Serengeti, though.

Visited December 2012
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Mountain View, California
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“I'm Guessing it's a Let-Down if You're Not Into This Kind of Thing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Being an archaeology student, visiting Oldupai Gorge was absolutely wonderful. The brief talk was really informative, and it was so rewarding to go down to the place where zinjanthropus/australopithecus boisei was found... You can see hominid bones eroding out of the sediment. But you'll sink in knee-deep, which makes the jeep ride a lot less fun!

Visited January 2013
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