Today you drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park and Serengeti Pioneer Camp, visiting Olduvai Gorge en route. The Gorge acquired its name from the Sansevieria bush that grows profusely in the area, named Olduvai by the Maasai. The Gorge is about 30 miles long and in some places around 280 ft deep and is found between the Crater and the Serengeti. Dr. Louis Leakey and his wife in 1959 found humanoid remains of Zinjanthropus, later renamed Australopithecus Boisei, an early form of man. You will have time to walk through the simple small museum at the gorge, where you can view copy displays of some of the finds as well as pictures of what life was like for the gorge’s earliest inhabitants.
You travel with a picnic lunch today as you will be driving through areas with great chances to view wildlife whist in Serengeti National Park.