Welcome to Oldupai Gorge

But there's more to these plains than meets the eye. Slicing its way through up to 90m of rock and two million years of history, Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge on the plains northwest of Ngorongoro Crater is a dusty, 48km-long ravine sometimes referred to as the cradle of humankind.

Its unique geological history provides remarkable documentation of ancient life, allowing us to look back to the days of our earliest ancestors.

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Oldupai Gorge in detail