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No Experience Like this in the USA

This is not a Western zoo. It is large and it is very old with a lot of history. It's not as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathryn S
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Houston
Great day out

All in all a lovely day out, while visiting Cairo. I think some westerner tourist should have... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
I7063UE
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kathryn S
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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

Thank I7063UE
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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

1  Thank Meggburnett
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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

Thank Ahmad B
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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
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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.

Thank ferrao2014
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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

Thank okiesooner09
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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
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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
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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
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