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OLDUVAI GORGE

green-slate

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Altitude (m):1450
# Species*:46
# Excl Vagrants*:46
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:3
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Arid scrub, gorge

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Olduvai Gorge, known locally by the Masai as Oldupai Gorge, is the famed archeological site where Louis and Mary Leakey discovered numerous fossils of early hominids (pre-humans). The site is a convenient lunch stop en route between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. It's very arid but attracts a few bird species. A museum at the site features displays of the Leakeys' finds and work. Birding is not the main attraction, but of course birders will check out what is there as they travel through.

LOCATION OF SITE

Olduvai Gorge is located between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, about 30 km west of Ngorongoro Crater.