Olduvai Gorge Hike is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important archaeological sites on planet earth. The geological starta exposed in the gorge reveal a remarkable record of animal and human evolution from about 2 million until fifteen thousand years ago in Tanzania. The site holds the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors. Recent studies by paleoanthropologists have found hundreds of fossilized bones and stones too types, thousands of animal fossils both extinct and extant species dating back millions of years leading them to conclude that humans evolved in Africa. The gorge is located in the Great Rift Valley between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park 30 miles from Laetoli another fossil rich area.
At Laetoli located west of Ngorongoro Crater hominid footprints are preserved in a volcanic rock 3.6 m years old and represent some of the earliest signs of mankind in the world. This is commonly known as “The Cradle of Mankind”
Olduvai Gorge Hike will give you an opportunity to film the recent discoveries that is the new sets of fresh legendary footprints belived to belong to the earliest human being who could have walked in Ngorongoro Conservation Area nearly 4 million years ago were discovered in 2015. In the world so far it is Tanzania that is boating of the world’s oldest marks of human beings in the form of hominid footprints.
Where to stay during Olduvai Gorge Hike
Lodge options to stay in during Olduvai Gorge Hike range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details
What is the best time to visit Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli?
Visiting the Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November making the shoot easy.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be traveled.
Why book with Olduvai Gorge Hike Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on Trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about the Olduvai Gorge Hike.