Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge is known as the ‘cradle of mankind’. Through the excavation of Dr. Louis Leakey and his wife Mary, the gorge has yielded numerous remains dating back almost two million years.

The remains of the earliest human were found in this area which revolutionized theories of how man evolved.

The historical findings of the famous skull, other fossils and stone artifacts have strengthened the belief that Africa is the birthplace of prehistoric man.

There is a small museum here which displays some of the finds from this region.

Olduvai Gorge lies between the great wildlife sanctuaries of the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, and is a common rest stop during the bumpy ride between these parks.