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OLDUVAI GORGE
"The Cradle of Mankind"
Olduvai Gorge is locally called “Oldupai”, a name given by the Maasai for the Sisal
growing in the Gorge. Known the world over for the fantastic archeological discoveries
made by Doctors Louis and Mary Leakey, including the skull of a humanoid, which is
belived to be 1.75 million years old. The cradle of mankind lies on the short grass
plains of the Serengeti. Not only have fossils of humanoid origin been found but also
fossils from prehistoric animals that lived around them. The latest and probably
greatest findings were made in 1986 by and American and Tanzanian archaeological
team. They discovered human fossils including 302 bones and teeth belonging to a
female some 1.8 million years old. Excavations still continue in the Gorge during the
dry season. It is possible to enter the Gorge with a special guide. There is also a small
museum showing some of the finds and a resting suitable for a picnic lunch.
5 Day / 4 night Safari - Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge,
Serengeti and Ngorongoro
We can help you create the ideal itineary for you, but to view some of our
most requested itineraries that include Olduvai Gorge, click on the links
below:
6 Day / 5 Night Safari - Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge,
Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire
7 Day / 6 Night Safari - Lake Manyara, Lake Natron -
Maasai Village, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
8 Day 7 Night Safari - Arusha National Park, Tarangire, Lake
Eyasi - Hadzabe Tribe, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti, Ngorongoro