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“To see the site of the 'cradle of civilization' give pause”
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 March 24, 2013

The site had a very interesting museum with good overview of the history of exploration in the area. The 20 minute presentation with the gorge in the background was very good. A must see in Tanzania

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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