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“Disappointing ”
Review of Zoo Basel

Zoo Basel
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US$68.92*
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and...
Ranked #12 of 123 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to visiting Basel zoo whilst on a trip from the UK. Unfortunately the zoo was nowhere near as good as we were expecting based on other reviews we had seen. This was the 3rd zoo I had visited in the past 3 weeks but was, by far, the most inferior. I personally was particularly disappointed by all the monkey/ape enclosures which were very small. I would not recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The Basel Zoo is located a short bus ride from old town. There are 2 entrances. Make sure to get a map as it can be quite confusing if you are there for the first time. Good variety of animals; count on 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace to see it all.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank larry-mo-curly-jo
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

We caught the tram to the zoo- easy to get to. Paid 50% of the entrance price using the Basel card (given to us free from the hotel) and spent 2 hrs enjoying ourselves- nicely set out with a number great animals( crocodiles, giraffes,snakes, hippos, penguins- even rats!!)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Duddoo
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a great day out for all the family and for the most part I enjoyed this. I particularly loved the aquarium which really provided a great selection of easily seen marine life. There are the 'standard' zoo animals here such as giraffes and lions but also a few animals I have not seen before such as Indian Rhinos and Sable antelope. However the low point was the kangeroos which seemed skinny and cramped into a small space.
The zoo is half price if you present the Basel card provided when you stay in a Basel hotel so it is quite affordable (10CHF for adult August 2018).
Well worth a visit, I would go again if staying in Basel.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barry A
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I was visiting Switzerland and one day I was free for doing nothing. I went to the zoo on my own and it was really worthy.

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank adventurege
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