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The Zoo

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
08:30 - 16:00
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Mixed feelings but still recommended

I really don't recommend zoos especially when the animals are clearly unhappy however I do recommend the Giza zoo only because of the history around it. This was once just a part... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Amin A
Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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858 reviews
430 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I really don't recommend zoos especially when the animals are clearly unhappy however I do recommend the Giza zoo only because of the history around it. This was once just a part of the gardens of the Khedive's palace on the Nile. It used to actually extend to the Nile! The water and sewage system under the zoo are ingeniously... More 

1 Thank Amin A
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very nice place to visit, i ,love animal life and this zoo is full of it, we had our private guide and he made things easy for us, it is a place to go again.

Thank ferrao2014
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87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We happened to go to the Cairo Zoo on a national holiday. It appears that taking your family to the zoo is the thing to do in Cairo on a holiday. This place was packed. The zoo has many open areas and lots of shade trees. Every bit of shade had blankets spread out while families enjoyed picnics. The winding... More 

Thank okiesooner09
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Maybe if people stop going they'll close it down. I'm sure they're doing the best they can with limited funding, but visitors from western countries will see right away that the living conditions of these animals is very poor. There is no stimulative activities for them, and honestly walking through there just makes you sad. Not a good experience for... More 

1 Thank Mai C
Cairo, Egypt
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The keepers do a great job although their limited financial capabilities, cleaned good but the staff can't cope up with the massive crowd in holidays and feasts.

Thank magdyh56_6
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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310 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We had a fantastic time made better by knowing someone important. As such, we were permitted to enter the enclosures with Zoo Keepers and were allowed to handle and photograph Tigers, Aligators and Pythons close-up.

1 Thank kelvinwilliama2014
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Would not recommend this. The enclosures are too small and animals re not treated with respect. Not a pleasant experience.

3 Thank DohertyNiamh
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Waring!!! We arrived At the front Main entrance at 10am there was a guy in his 40's that was a photographer for the zoo he had short hair where's sunglasses and is slightly cross eyed my family and I just walked in and he told us "the lions and tigers are going to be locked up in 15 minutes hurry... More 

7 Thank Yousef A
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

A lot of the animals were heavily drugged. I felt so bad for them. At one point, my aunt and I were sitting and resting when a baby bird fell out of a nest behind us. It was obvious it was going to die so we looked for someone to help it. There was no one around and the animal... More 

7 Thank danielle r
Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

I'm glad we went to Giza Zoo, it was really nice and the kids loved seeing a great selection of animals. We actually found it to be quite clean (by Egypt standards) and the animals seemed quite happy. There isn't a lot for kids to do in Cairo so I think it's worth the visit. I just wished we had... More 

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