Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge
Key information: Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge
- Walk in the gorge and surrounding areas where some of the most important discoveries of early human ancestors? remains were made by Louis and Mary Leakey.
- Dramatic dry scenery of gorge, monoliths ans suroounding scrubby desert. Millions of years ago, the area was a large lake with very fertile shorelines. Around 500,000 years ago, earthquakes diverted a stream which cut down into the sediments, revealing paleoanthropological heaven in the walls of the new gorge.
- Good Wikipedia information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olduvai_Gorge
- Walkopedia rating80
- Natural interest14
- Human interest8
- Negative points0
- Total rating80
- Length: Variable
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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