Discover Oldupai Gorge • Travel to Serengeti camp
Oldupai Gorge where , in 1959, Louis and Mary Leakey discovered fossil fragments, which led to a new understanding of human evolution. Oldupai Gorge was home to Homo habilis, a race of early humans to probably become the ancestors of homo sapien. Visit the small museum, which explains the Leakeys’ methods and findings. After a picnic lunch, we travel to our camp in the Serengeti.
The Museum is tiny and reflective of most private (in this case foundation supported) museums in the not wealthy area of the world. There is a replica of the footprints found in the Laetoi area on display, maps of the area, skulls and bones from many of the pre-historic animals and photos from the excavation. I’m not showing it – but there is also a monument to the Japanese scientist who started near Terra del Fuego and hiked what is thought to be the human migration pattern backwards from Argentina all the way to the Oldupai Gorge….
We left the entry area (Kaapi Hill) to drive toward the tented camp where we stayed the next four nights. Following are just a few of our spottings along the way. As always – clicking will make them larger….
and leopards this time….