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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. Olduvai is known the world over for the fantastic archeological discoveries made by Doctors Louis and Mary Leakey, including the skull of a humanoid believed 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. An American and Tanzanian archaeological team made the latest and probably greatest findings in 1986. 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, and you can enter the gorge with a special guide. There is also a small museum showing some of the finds and a resting place suitable for a picnic lunch.
Reserve a Safari that includes the Olduvai Gorge!
4 Days: Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
5 Days: Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti National Park (2 days), Ngorongoro Crater
6 Days: Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti (2 days), Ngorongoro Crater
7 Days: Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, Lake Natron, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti (2 days), Ngorongoro Crater
8 Days: Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Lake Eyasi, Eyas Tribe, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti (2 days), Ngorongoro Crater
9 Days Lake Victoria & Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti (2 days), Mwanza City, Ikoma Gorge,
Lake Victoria (2 days), Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater
 
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