Olduvai Gorge and some wildlife
Trip Start Jun 11, 2011
19Trip End Jun 26, 2011
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We stopped at the museum at the entrance to the area and looked at a map of all the parks in the area so we could see where we have been and where we will go during our tour. The museum also had a small display on the history of man and the area.
We stopped again on the rim of the crater to look down at the floor where we would drive on our last safari in a few days
We made a lunch break at the Olduvai Gorge which is a very significant archaeological site and is often referred to as the "cradle of mankind". A tour guide working at the gorge museum gave us the history of mankind and explained the various archaeological layers of the gorge, where many fossil discoveries have played a key role to understanding human evolution.
After the talk we then walked through the museum and learned about important researches who have excavated and studied the gorge and its fossils. It was really interesting material.
We took our time then regrouped at the jeeps. Five minutes later we were driving to the Serengeti gate when Big T asked if any of us were spraying something in the jeep. We all said no. He said he heard a hiss, hiss, hiss noise. We pulled over and found a very flat rear tire. The second jeep pulled up behind us and the two drivers and guide had a spare tire on and the flat attached to the back in less than five minutes. We gave them a round of applause then continued on to the Serengeti National Park gates.