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The Zoo

#120 of 311 things to do in Cairo Features Animals
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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... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Amin A
,
Cairo, Egypt
via mobile
Good trip day

Very nice place to visit, i ,love animal life and this zoo is full of it, we had our private guide... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
ferrao2014
,
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good11%
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14 Jan 2017
“Mixed feelings but still recommended”
10 Sep 2016
“Good trip day”
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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...More

1  Thank Amin A
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
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...More

Thank okiesooner09
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...More

1  Thank Mai C
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 R_Magdy
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
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
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...More

7  Thank Yousef A
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...More

7  Thank danielle r
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...More

Thank Mumof2boys40
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