Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti Plains, which is in Northern Tanzania within the Ngorongoro Conservation area authority. The gorge is a very steep sided ravine roughly 30 miles (48km) long and 295 ft (90Meters) deep. According to paleoanthropologists, the deposits shows rich fossil fauna covering a time span from about 2,100,000 to 15,000 years ago. An archaeologist, Dr Louis Leakey, uncovered some of the earliest remains of fossil hominids at Olduvai in the early twentieth century. The name Olduvai originated from a European misspelling of Oldupai, the correct Maasai word for this region of great historical importance and named after the wild sisal plants growing in abundance in the gorge.
Why visit Olduvai Gorge
Constant search for an answer to where we came from and what we are, culturally and biologically. Appropriate education for a future in a shrinking, multicultural world. Better understanding of our evolutionary history ensures our future success and well-being.