Where Is Oldupai Gorge Located and Why Is the Oldupai Gorge Commonly Referred To As The Cradle of Mankind?

Oldupai Gorge is in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, where evidence of early humans dates back about 2 million years.

Olduvai Gorge is an important prehistoric site in the world and has played an important role in the understanding of early human evolution.

Oldupai is the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant Sansevieria ehrenbergii, which grows in the Gorge.

Other marvels in Tanzania include Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest lake), and Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest and second deepest lake.

All of these sights are in the region of Africa’s Great Rift Valley.

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