Oldupai Gorge, Serengeti National Park
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 Serengeti National Park attractions using our handy Serengeti National Park travel itinerary planner.
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Oldupai Gorge Reviews
Olduvai Gorge is a site in Tanzania that holds the soonest proof of the presence of human precursors. Paleoanthropologists have discovered several fossilized bones and stone apparatuses in the territo... more »
This facility is very, very well done. The displays are sequenced logically to effectively demonstrate human development over the millennia at this and other rift locals. Displays are well written and... more »
The place itself is somewhat underwhelming because it's really a wide valley of land dug out in some places. Some of the features are quite cool to see, and on the whole, knowing the significance of the place with regards to history is what will add to visiting the place.
Must visit just to feel the origin of our ancestors. Not massively spectacular or beautiful, but historical and inspiring.
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