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 rating

  • Walkopedia rating80
  • Beauty28
  • Natural interest14
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating80

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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