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The Zoo

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basic and depressing

i love egypt and my partner is from there. so usually i am pretty enthusiastic about everything... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
The poor animals

I wasnt impressed with this zoo at all, i read reveiws and all the bad ones are correct, the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Tarryn M
Kensington, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I wasnt impressed with this zoo at all, i read reveiws and all the bad ones are correct, the animals are all housed in tiny concrete cages with nothing in them, and most dont even have water, the animals sit at the front of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tarryn M
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is not a Western zoo. It is large and it is very old with a lot of history. It's not as clean or well manicured as most Western Zoos, but you get up close and personal with a lot of animals that would be...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 15 January 2018

All in all a lovely day out, while visiting Cairo. I think some westerner tourist should have really strong look at their own prejudices. Egypt has experienced turmoil and unrest due to influence beyond it's control, yet somehow have managed to sustain 80 acres of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank I7063UE
Reviewed 15 January 2018

i love egypt and my partner is from there. so usually i am pretty enthusiastic about everything here. but this zoo is pretty depressing, its so crowded usualy with kids who are bunking off school for the day as it is so cheap to enter....More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Meggburnett
Reviewed 3 August 2017

there are some issues you should understand before estimating the ZOO in Giza ( or Cairo as they are almost the same ) , first , it is ancient place , yes it is more than 100 years old , so of course the standards...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ahmad B
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

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank Amin A
Reviewed 10 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank ferrao2014
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: May 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank R_Magdy
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