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Olduvai, more accurately called Oldupai after the wild sisal in the area, is situated near the Ngorongoro Crater and is the site of some of the most important finds of early hominid fossils of all time (made famous by the work of the Leakey family) – The “Nutcracker Man” or Australophithecus boisei who lived 1.8 million years ago. There is a small informative museum located at the visitor center.
The gorge is a treasure trove of archeological sites filled with fossils, settlement remains and stone artefacts. Lecture tours are offered.
OLDUVAI GORGE, TANZANIA The archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge is located in the eastern Serengeti in northern Tanzania within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The gorge is a steep sided 4 to 8- kilometer (30 mile) long ravine, which forms part of the Great Rift Valley. It is situated on a series of fault lines which, along with centuries of erosion, has revealed fossils and remnants of early humankind.
Ancient archaeological site Cradle of humankind Situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Forms part of the Great Rift Valley
Excavations in the early twentieth century by the famous archaeologist, Dr Louis Leakey, uncovered some of the earliest remains of fossil hominids at Olduvai. Seventeen years after the first discovery of human forms, Leakey’s wife, Mary, discovered the unmistakable fossilised footprints of a human ancestor who had walked along a riverbank three million years ago. Since then, excavators working in Olduvai have found skeletal remains of a number of ancient hominids – Homo habilis, Homo erectus and Australopithecus Boisei.
Old campsites and what is believed to be a butchery site, as well as a loosely built circle of lava blocks was also found suggesting that crude shelters were also built here. Other findings include hunting weapons, basic tools and remains of dead animals once killed by humans. The name Olduvai originated from a European misspelling of Oldupai, the correct Maasai word for this region of great historical importance – named after the wild sisal plant fibre growing in abundance in the gorge.
There is also a museum where visitors can listen to lectures and see visual representation of the discoveries made in the region.
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We have been receiving reviews from our served clients and Bobby Camping Tours is rated 5/5 by customers. This honor is given to us by customers because we always remain committed to all our customers to do whatever is needed by them to make their safari fully satisfied.
If someone wants to go on a safari - what does he have to do?
Either a package safari or a self-organized safari. We agreed on the 2nd variant and... read more worked out our route for 18 days ourselves for a year. But who should realize this? We found Bobby Camping Safari - a Tanzanian company that was able to implement our plans - and they were particularly good! The Amiri team (driver and guide) who was at our side guided us safely over the NP slopes and, with their unbelievable view, discovered animals that we would never have seen - even in our immediate vicinity we could almost touch them. Every day the famous Big Five. The team also included Jassin, our cook, who was an artist in his field and conjured up 3 meals every day and did not repeat himself in the 18 days, despite the simplest means and possibilities. Highest appreciation from us. The safari took us from Tarangire via Manyara to the Hadzabe (bushman) tribes at Eyasi Lake, further to the Ngorongoro Crater and then into the southern Serengeti (Ndutu area) where we could observe the aggregation of thousands of animals that then formed the great migration gathered on the way north - overwhelmingly - further into the central and northern Serengeti to Lake Natron. Here the Ol Donyo Lengai was climbed and back to Arusha. But our safari then went over the Mkomazi N.P. further, where we visited the breeding station for the rhinos and wild dogs, which are protected from extinction here and released back into the wild. The end were then the Usambara Mountains with its many hiking opportunities. The Indian Ocean was reached and also the end of our safari. Here Amiri and Jassin said goodbye after 18 incredible days with many unforgettable impressions and lots and lots of humor and fun.
Bobby Camping Safari realized everything according to our wishes and implemented it perfectly and made it possible for us to have an unforgettable trip to the highest degree. We thank the boss Murtaza for his patience with us until this trip became possible - the price was also right but especially our funny team Amiri (Pumbaa - no, no pig) and Jassin with his delicious kitchen.
HAKUNA MATATA and ASANTE SANA !!!
Jörg - Brigitte - Heiner and Gerhard
A walk in the wild. - I wanted to give my nephew an experience he would not forget, something not quite as regular as a drive in the park.
We wanted an up close and... read more wild experience that would be something we would not forget but at the same time keep my nephew safe.
We got it and it was amazing, we walked amongst the zebra’s, spotted giraffes, walked right next to water bucks, got a thrilling experience in our tents with buffalos grazing right next to our tents, we could hear them breathing.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, always attending to our needs but allowing us our personal space.
Bobby's Camping- Great Safari Experience in Very Large Group - Bobby’s camping organized a large safari of 40 people for a group from the UK and US. We were recommended to use Bobby’s through my brother in-law Bineet Raichada,... read more who deserves a lot of gratitude from both our group and particularly from Bobby's Camping. It is only through his relationship and connection with the owner that we were able to organize such a memorable trip for family and friends. A truly selfless person who can never be praised enough.
The organization was very clear throughout despite the group being large and we must commend the efficiency with which the bookings and arrangements were made by Murtaza. In particular, for helping us to facilitate changing our lodges later in the process and being accommodative.
Overall, the whole group had a great few days (4 nights). enjoyed staying in the lodges including the food and found all of the animals. The two days in Serengeti were absolute highlights. Can never get enough of the place.
All of the drivers were wonderful to be around- Jyolis, Amiri, Amani, Godfrey and the others whose name we cannot recall also did a great job. Would like to say a massive thank you to these guys for being such fantastic people and working so hard for us and dealing with such a large and diverse group.
The group's only significant comment for improvement were that on the last day there was no opportunity to see any of the scheduled game drive as the day was taken up by driving back to Arusha. The feedback was that this was not communicated in advance which was unhelpful.
This is also the correct forum for me to give some credit to myself for working hard, being cooperative and understanding and facilitating the group to make it easier for the Bobby's staff to do their job in pulling off this adventure.
Overall a fantastic experience with lifelong memories and would not hesitate to use Bobby's Camping again on the next Safari!
4 days Serengeti, Ngorongoro and tribe villages safari - My family decided to go on a safari and made the best choice. The family included 2 kids (11 and 13) and an adult 75 years old. We pre-arranged... read more a customized tour via email with Murtaza and the communication was really fast and easy. Upon arriving in Arusha, we were greeted very heartily by Amiri and Miraji at the airport. We spent about 4 days on safari on the reserve with them. Amiri drove us cross country to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and tripe villages. He is very informative and spots lots of animals. He managed to find all of the animals we were hoping to see!! I must say Amiri is a very experienced driver and guide. Both Amiri and Miraji are so friendly and treats everyone with such respect and kindness. Miraji dishes are very delicious. He has great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend Bobby Camping Safaris. They are one of the best!
Professional and friendly services - We went on a tour through Safari parks. We visite Arusha, Manyara, Serengetti, NgoroNgoro. It was perfect dosed - first park with trees, then lake, then Serengetti and last -... read more NgoroNgoro. We enjoyed it every day.
We travelled with Amiri (driver and spotter) and Miradi (The Cook - yes, with "The").
Amiri did a great job as driver and showed us a lot of animals and birds. And every time we returned to a camp, Miradi welcomed us with food (we loved his vegetable soups!).
Both Amiri and Miradi were helpful and friendly. And professional. If we go to Safari again, we will ask for them again...
This Safari trip was amazing. We spent 4 nights in the tent which was always well prepared by our guides (Amiri and Miraji), including sleeping mats and other facilities. During... read more the day we did safari driving and saw big five, it was quite amazing we never realized that we will be able to see so many animals and our driver and guide in once named Amiri speaks very good english so we had chance to hear all the interesting things about national parks, animals etc. He was the best!
Every day was unique and full of adventure (Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro crater, Manyara lake). During whole safari we have well prepared food by our chef Miraji and I can tell it was really tasty even gluten free version of food. These guys even prepared birthday cake on my birthday, it was super nice.
To sum up we really recommend Bobby safari for your trip, for good price you will get almost everything and especially personal attitude.
We have spent 4 days safari visiting Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Arusha National Park. Our guide and driver was Amani, a wonderful person. Not only a... read more good driver (calm a prudent) but also a lovely human being with which we have enjoyed spending the days. The all experience has been very easy to book and flexible to our needs.
Profesional, nice and helpful. We saw a lot of animals and the trip was nice and comfortable even for Children.
We had an amazing safari with Bobby camping. The driver was punctual, friendly, very careful on the road and had all the information we needed.
Overall, the experience was... read more amazing.
This was our second trip with them. We are very happy with their service and the whole trip was meticulously planned and we had no challenges. The drivers were very... read more knowledgeable and friendly. We highly recommend their service
Fantastic experience! Our guide named Amiri told us many information about the wildlife and answered anything we wanted to know- he was well educated, very helpful and nice. Everything was... read more on time which we really appreciated.
Also the meals were well prepared by our cook Mr.Godi Kleo- definitely 5star review! We also really liked the camping in the wild, unforgettable memories!
The trip was generally good and we had a good time.
It was well organized by Bobby.
Our guide was a good animal spotter and a safe driver.
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However, there are few things we think should be improved (also with respect to our guides we saw during the trip):
‐ The guide didn't shared with us his plans, he didn't asked us even once how are we, what we want to do, or what we think about that ans that.
We felt like aomeone is just taking us, and not really care about our wills.
- The guide was barley shared information with us from his initiative, if we wanted to know something we had to ask.
- It was seems like his energy and will for guiding is low
‐ Food level was low (when we had camping and a Chef)
Organization ‐ Great
Guidance ‐ should be improved
It was amazing, the driver Amani was so calm and patient with us ,explain everythink about animals also show us the diferenc between animals in his bookamazing experience
It was absolutely fantastic experience. We were so close to the animal and it was experience in my life which I’ll never forget. We’ve seen lot of situation in animal... read more life which I don’t think that will I see in my life.
Our driver Amani was the best guide ever - he told us the information about everything what we want to know, tell us about Safari, animals and it was very nice and comfortable ridings. I felt very good.
One of the most interesting experience was the accommodation in the middle of Safari. We slept in the tents and near our tents was zebras, hyenas and other animals.
Perfect service from Amiri and Amali side. We spend on Safari amazing time, fully satisfied and suported from them. I can really recommend this company for travelling with. For next... read more trip to Tanzania we will use Amiri and Amali guys again. They really more than other. Really many thanks!!!!
We did 3 days/2 nights safari and went to Ngorongoro and Serengety National parks. We arrived early in the morning and were met at the airport by Amiri- our guide... read more and driver.we had refreshing coffee in Arusha and after that our safari begin. Everything was perfect, thanks to Amiri who was so patient and kind to show us around and for keeping us safe as well. He made sure we were comfortable with everything on our tour. He took us straight where all the animals are, and provide us with expert information at every point, both on the wildlife and the terrain. He is very professional and extremely friendly. Our whole experience was magical thanks to Amiri.
We are 2 couples that went on a 4 days and 4 nights safari with Bobby tours. While planning the trip, Bobby was so great and easy to communicate with.... read more Was flexible and accepted every request we had. After comparing with other company's, we felt Bobby gave us a good and fair price. During the trip everything went exactly as we agreed upon. Amiri our guide was very nice, a very safe and capabile driver, who has great eyes for spoting all the animals. He took care of us and made sure we got on the right bus to Moshi when the safari ended. Thanks also to Miarj, our chef for 1 camping night!
We had 6 days of excellent safari trip. Our guide and driver, Amani, had seccided our
expectations due to his nice personality and great knowledge and experience.... read more The company supplied all our needs .
We highly recommend and you will be in good hands and all your wishes will be fulfilled.
My favourite part was almost everything I enjoyed every minute! I really loved to spend time with amiri our guide (the best guide everrrrrrr)
We took this trip for a honeymoon and had an amazing time! Amiri the guide was extremely nice and provided us all of our needs and more. He was willing... read more to help us with any request we had. Also he always found the best spots for viewing the wildlife in all our sites and actively searched for animals to show to us. Highly recommended!!
I went to Tanzania last August with my daughter and my grandson on tour organized (unfortunately) by another organization. The situation was turning into disaster..luckily we met Amani Elias Kirway!... read more He has been our driver and adventure's companion. Professional, reliable, polite, and friendly. Thanks to him we discovered the beauties of Tanzania and we met a lot of wild animals including leopards, cheetahs, and servals..my grandson was so enthusiastic! Amani, thank you for saving our journey in Tanzania, being part of our family, and sharing with us positive and negative situations. I strongly suggest Amani and, consequently, his touristic organization the “bobby camping safaris” to all people planning a trip in Tanzania. Bibi Cristina
We spent 8 days traveling through Tarangire, lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and lake Natron.
Amani Elias Kirway was our driver. He was professional, knowledgeable, attentive, kind, positive, helpful and we... read more really felt like he was part of our family during the time we spent together.
We couldn't have imagined a better companion for our journey!
Based on this fabulous experience I would (and I will) recommend Amani, and therefore the Bobby Camping Safaris, to anyone looking for a guide in their journey through the beautiful Tanzania.
In Aug 2022, we experienced amazing wild life at Serengeti and ngorongoro with bobby camping. All the arrangements including accomodations, travel and food was perfectly planned.
Our guide and driver... read more Amiri kept us entertained.
We do suggest to skip lake manyara if one is planning to visit Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
In January 2020 we headed back to Kilimanjaro Airport from our great family safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro with Bobby Camping Safaris where we spent a few days with our... read more teenage kids. That was our first experience with this agency. As me and my husband are mountain lovers, we could leave our eyes on Kili that can be seen easily from the road and then we started dreaming and promissed ourselves that one time we will come back to climb Kili together. In July 2022 our dream came true. Bobby Camping Safaris team was the best choice again. We decided for 7-days Machame Route. July 3, 2022 - July 9, 2022. Planning and organizing went smooth thanks to Bobby, who gave us a lot of useful info. Our guides Mohamed and Innocent were experienced and well educated about the nature, we’ve learned a lot about the mountain, animals, plants. In addition to this they were singing, giving us Swahili lessons, telling stories and chief cook Miraje was cooking exceptionally good food for us. Fresh fruits and vegetable were also part of our daily menu. Every evening they did medical check by filling the questionaire and doing oxygen check to make sure we are doing well and are able to continue in a good fitness. We are lucky that we had such a good caring staff to support us (including our great porters). We were feeling very safe and comfortable. We had high quality tent and always clean and fresh water for drinking and washing. On July 8, 2022 6:30 a.m. we successfully stood on the roof of Africa - Uhuru Peak 5895m. I really recommend this agency for your safari trips or Kili climb. They pay attention to details, they listen to client’s needs, are very reliable, so you won’t have any worries to go anywhere with them. Simply Hakuna Matata ! In case you need some more details don’t hesitate to write me, I am happy to answer and help with your plans.
We started planning our safari 10 months in advance for 4 adults and 2 kids (7 and 10 years old). We wanted to have an experience as close as possible... read more to the nature in the different parks and opted for camping. We did not want to go to the western-style lodges.
Murtaza, who runs Bobby Camping Safaris, made us a first proposal from which we started to put together the trip we dreamed of. Murtaza was always quickly responsive to all our inquiries (and we had a lot!), made additional suggestions and put together a full tour including Materuni falls (on the slopes of Kilimanjaro), Arusha National Park, Tarangire NP, Lake Natron, Serengeti NP (entering from the northern gate), Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara NP. It all came at a much lower cost than any other proposal we got from the competing companies. Why pay more when you can get a life-changing experience with the best driver, guide and cook you can hope for?
Our safari with Bobby Camping Safaris went without a glitch. After arriving at Arusha airport, Amini, a safe and careful driver from Bobby Camping Safari took us to the company office where we met with Murtaza and reviewed our safari to come.
We started with a visit of the coffee plantation and waterfall in Materuni, also with driver Amani. We then went on with Arusha NP and met with our guide for the next 8 days, Amiri. His reviews were extremely positive and we were never disappointed with him. Amiri truely has hawk-eyes and spots the animals in all kinds of landscapes. You can sense that he loves his job because he always looks for the best spot to watch the animals when the other guides simply park one after the other. He quickly adapted to our likes and proposed stops before we asked. He also has a great sense of humour and we spent the whole journey having lots of fun and making jokes with him.
The day after we departed from Arusha for a 7-day safari and met our cook Miraji. Our small family was complete to start this experience. Miraji's breakfasts with pancakes, omelettes, toasts and fruits were delicious. His lunches and diners as well. We also had tea and coffee some afternoons. The Tarangire NP was a great start with elephants and giraffes as highlights. The day after we drove along the rift valley to Lake Natron. The landscape was breathtaking. We then entered Serengeti NP from the north. Driving across the park from the northern hills to the southern endless plains was fantastic. We got to see elephants, giraffes, buffalos, lions, hyenas, zebras, gnous, all kinds of gazelles and antilopes, hippos, two black rhinos, three cheetahs, a leopard eating a gazelle on a tree, a lion on the hunt, eagles, herons, ibis, ostriches, vultures, etc. What more to ask for? During the nights in the camp, we could hear hyenas and a roaring lion in the surroundings and a buffalo came in front of our tent to feed. That was the experience we were looking for. Ngorongoro Crater was also exceptional, although the cloudy and windy weather prevented us from seeing a rhino there. But we got to see the rare serval cat! We finished our tour with Manyara NP where we had a very close encounter with a big male elephant.
All in all the safari exceeded by far our expectations. With Amiri and Miraji, we were treated like VIPs all the way. They always wore smiles on their faces and made our trip unforgettable. Thank you Bobby Camping Safaris. We hope we can come back one day.
My family and I have had an amazing experience and beyond the imagination thanks to guide Amiri ,an amazing person with a sense of humor,and a lot of patiene, It... read more seemed like he had visual abilities,(He recognized the animals faster than any of us).Although he saw a huge amount of animals in his life, he seemed to be excited about finding them as if it was the first time .Amiri Very attentive to the little details (he managed to surprise us on our daughter's birthday and organize the entire hotel staff together for the traditional song akuna matata).I'd like to point out Emiri's cool when the car had a mechanical malfunction and we got stuck on the road out of the way, and in less than a few minutes we were on a different vehicle that led us to the hotel .So Amiri, thank you very much for being so attentive to all off our needs ,you are the man!!!, We love you and we'll never forget you ,You really got into our hearts
It was amazing,amiri the guide was the best and did his best to make our days!
Highly recommended, we will definitely won’t forget this trip.Amiri Kaka POA kitchizi Kaman dizi... read more dania frigi
we saw so many and so many different animals. Amiri the guide had deep knowledges about the parks, the favorite places of the animals and he could identify them all.... read more even our thousandth question he answered patiently...
we never had an own cook in life, but Dula was a great experience for us: 3 times a day delicious selection of homemade vegetarian food. and the dishes came almost without plastic and almost without single use packages big praise for that!
all went perfect our only job was looking and enjoying
we were happy to do this tour just we 2 in the jeep.
thank you so much for the trip.
Claudia and Angelika
We booked a 5-day Safari and got an unforgettable trip full of amazing landscapes, beautiful animals, good food and much fun.
Our driver Amiri did his best to show... read more us all the animals we wanted to see. He always knew where to find them and get the best spot for the best view. He also entertained us with interesting facts and made us smile with his kind humour.
During the whole trip Kileo, our chef, was with us and supplied us with delicious and varied food. As desired we got vegetarian food and it’s possible to also ask for remain other special eating habits.
Overall it were absolutely incredible days and we would recommend everyone, who plans a safari in Tanzania, to join one of Bobby’s Camping Safaris.
My friends and I went on a 5 day camping safari with Amiri as our guide and Kileo as our privat cook. The minute we got there we felt welcomed... read more by Amiris kind and humorous personality. We knew this will be a trip for the memories, but didn’t know how great the next days will be. We were so lucky to see the Big Five and even a cheetah, which happens so rarely and was super cool. Amiri knew all the cool spots and magically showed us all the animals we were looking forward to see.
By seeing how peaceful all the animals were, we all got a new understanding for them and their habitat.
The food which was prepared for us by Kileo was always very yummy and tasteful.
Both Kileo and Amiri were helpful, courteous and nice.
I would 10/10 recommend to go on a safari with Bobbys Camping Safari!:)
Thanks to everyone who was a part of this, you really made our stay unforgettable.