Oldupai Gorge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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A key feature in the timeline of ancient human history, Oldupai Gorge has witnessed millions of years of evolution. Cutting into the Great Rift Valley of East Africa, the deep ravine is widely considered one of the world's most important sites of paleoanthropology and lies within a wider World Heritage Site. Since Mary and Louis Leakey first began excavating here in the mid-20th century, research programs have discovered some of the first used stone tools and traces of social and communal activity. Delve into your ancient ancestral routes, touring the onsite gorge museum and taking a guided walk around this world-famous portion of Serengeti landscape. Work out when and for how long to visit Oldupai Gorge and other Ngorongoro Conservation Area attractions using our handy Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel itinerary planner.
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  • How I saw, a lot of Safaris visitors pass this place. There's no really to see, but be the place where human was slowly created, giving you a boost and rare moment when you can think about years of...  more »
  • This turned out to be a much better museum than I expected. There are a couple of quirks that could be ironed out, but it was a nice display. There is also a very nice view of the gorge, where you.....  more »
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  • interesting topology and interesting history of the artifacts. worth a quick walk around of the museum and 10 minute briefing from the guide
  • Views were great. The gorge is a sacred place and a sense of awe permeated those in our visiting party. Great effort by the Tanzanians to showcase a national treasure...
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