Oldupai Gorge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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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  • Stopped here as part of a tour and wow was unexpected and amazing. We sat on the steps while one of the staff talked to us about the importance of the site and loads of information. Was spectacular  more »
  • Wow everyone needs to stop here to learn more about man. A nice picnic area and very informative and eductaional. Nice shop to purchase handcrafts from the Masi.  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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