It was here that Mary and Louis Leakey, over the course of more than 30 years of backbreaking work, unearthed the first well-dated fossils and artefacts of some of our earliest human ancestors.
Their discoveries include the famous Zinjanthropus (Australopithecus boisei) skull, as well as remains of Homo habilis, the presumed maker of the numerous early stone tools found in deposits ranging in age from 1.6 to 1.8 million years ago, and Homo erectus, the larger- bodied and larger- brained hominin that preceded the earliest modern humans (Homo sapiens).
The gorge may be visited year-round. It is necessary to have an oﬃcial guide to visit the actual excavations.
Enroute to Olduvai Gorge you will see a spectacular landscapes, people, wildlife and at Olduvai Gorge you will see the Olduvai Museum with abundance of art facts, relics. Also the gorge where the discovery begin until today.
There are other attractions nearby Olduvai Gorge such as Shifting Sand, Nasera Rock and Olkarien gorge.