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Olduvai Gorge

Exploring Olduvai Gorge: A Journey Through Human Evolution

Location & Geography:

Olduvai Gorge, nestled in the eastern Serengeti Plains of northern Tanzania, occupies a pivotal place within the Great Rift Valley’s eastern branch. This geological marvel stretches approximately 48 kilometers, adorned with deep ravines, volcanic hills, and the meandering Olduvai River.

Historical Significance:

Renowned as one of the world’s foremost paleoanthropological sites, Olduvai Gorge has unveiled invaluable insights into human evolution. Fossil discoveries spanning over two million years have revolutionized our understanding of early human ancestors and their journey toward modern civilization.

Main Attractions:

Archaeological Sites: Delve into the rich history of human evolution at Olduvai Gorge’s archaeological sites, including the Olduvai Museum. Here, original fossils, ancient tools, and exhibits narrate the saga of our ancestors’ footsteps through time. Nearby, the Laetoli Footprints Site preserves ancient hominin footprints, offering a glimpse into prehistoric life.

Shifting Sands: Marvel at the enigmatic Shifting Sands, a captivating phenomenon near Olduvai Gorge. These crescent-shaped dunes, perpetually in motion due to wind erosion, weave a mesmerizing tapestry across the landscape.

Activities and Experiences:

Guided Tours: Embark on enlightening guided tours led by seasoned experts, unraveling the mysteries of Olduvai Gorge’s archaeological treasures. Gain profound insights into groundbreaking discoveries and ongoing research shaping our understanding of human evolution.

Wildlife Watching: Beyond the historical allure, Olduvai Gorge offers proximity to the abundant wildlife of the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Embark on thrilling game drives to witness the majestic Big Five and an array of other remarkable species in their natural habitat.

Best Time to Visit:

Optimal exploration of Olduvai Gorge is during the dry season from June to October, characterized by agreeable weather and clear skies conducive to outdoor activities and wildlife encounters. It’s advisable to avoid the wet season, from November to May, when heavy rainfall may impede travel.

Getting There:

Accessing Olduvai Gorge is facilitated through various transportation modes:

By Air: Fly into Arusha Airport, which serves domestic and international flights, and arrange ground transportation to Olduvai Gorge.
By Road: Travel via well-maintained road networks connecting Arusha and neighboring national parks, with options including private vehicles, taxis, or organized tours.


  • 4×4 land cruiser top-up roof.
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation while on Safaris.
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional}
  • All Taxes/VAT


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips. 
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees

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