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“Where it all began”
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.
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Where it all began”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Here is where professor Leakey and his group discovered some of the earliest human skeletons. Just being in the place where humans wandered,gathered, and possibly first hunted is exciting. It's important to hire a guide to take you down to the Leakey camp site. There enthusiasm is contagious and they put this place into the perspective of being at the beginning of human life. Also, try to get a look at the tens of thousand year old hominid footprints

Visited February 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Thought it would be cheesy - but it wasn't”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This attraction consists of a small museum that tells you about the Leakey's discoveries in this area. It is super interesting and worth a stop. The fee is about $20 per person. There was a small presentation as well overlooking the gorge that we listened to.

Visited February 2013
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new york
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“where man began and was found”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

It was really hot had a very good lecturer nice geological history lesson, models were nice but not able to walk anywhere near the site. interesting side trip from safari

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Fascinating and well worth the trip”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We walked a few miles to get here from the wonderful Olduvai Camp. It is a great little museum that does a good job of explaining the history and significance of this place. I appreciated the talk given by a local paleontologist who spoke very...slowly, which allowed my brain to comprehend some of the vast time scale involved ;)
To correct the previous post, you CAN go down into the gorge but you have to pay extra and it is very hot and tiring. We stayed at the viewing deck where you can get a good sense of the geology from above.

Visited February 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Shifting Sands”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Left Ngorongoro, headed to the Serengeti. Went through Olduvai Gorge. Also stopped to see " Shifting Sands" which are mysterious crescent shaped dunes that have slowly rippled their way across the desert.

Visited March 2013
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