TANZANIA -This gorge is  a steep-sided ravine about 30 miles long, in the Rift Valley. The  Olduvai Gorge is commonly referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind.” This is site was made famous largely by the work started in the 1930’s by Louis and Mary Leakey. It is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world dedicated to the understanding of early human evolution. After lunch we’re given a brief lecture by the local guide. The museum has some exhibits of tools made from bone, prehistoric skulls and detailed displays of the archeological  work that still continues here today.

Travelling on we leave  the Gorge behind and  follow the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. It is surprisingly cool here with lots of fog as we are now about 2300 meters above sea level. At the look-out point we get a birds eye view of the crater below and what a site to see. So much wildlife in the crater. It is a  preview of our trip to come when we will visit here in a few days.

Now we drive over the roughest, dustiest road yet as we come closer to the Serengeti. Nearing the gate of the game reserve we see this Thompson’s Gazelle. He looks so cute and even though we saw many exciting and exotic animals later they remained on my list of favorites.

Serengeti When we stop at the gate. We want to have our picture taken of this momentous occasion .


  1. Goes to show that there’s a lot more to Tanzania than just the safari; the Olduvai Gorge offers an insightful look into early humankind, and the archaeology is impressive! All the same, I’m sure your introduction to Serengeti that day really revved you up for what was next later on!

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