Our guide will pickup you from your hotel at 10:00 am to start your half day Tour to Giza Zoo.
Giza Zoo overlooks Cairo University; it has five gates on all sides, and was built in 80 acres of land. Inside the zoo there are over 130 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Most of the greenery in the zoo is because of rare plants, and the gorgeous grottoes.
Other than playing host to a number of animals, the zoo also has an animal museum, an animal experimental center and an animal behavioral study institute. Not to mention that the zoo works on saving endangered animals through breeding and then relocating the animals to their original habitats.
Some of the animals you can find here are baboons, chimpanzees, lions, leopards, jackals, kangaroos, sea lions, and bears. Also many breeds of birds can be found like vultures, pelicans, cockatoos, emus, flamingos, and sacred ibises. You can also find reptiles such as crocodiles, alligators, and cobras.
In 2010, the Zoo had new arrivals, three orangutans (Teetee, Fatouta, Bangu), Bonnet Macaques, Rhesus Macaque, Pigtail Macaque, and Patas monkey. Also, baby animals were born this year including a beautiful American black bear named Lola.
Theres also the touching story of Muzas survival. She is a beautiful chimp, who arrived to the Zoo in April 2010 exhausted and with several tumors. A team of zoo vets took good care of her, and successfully removed the two tumors from her neck and chest
To have a nice day at the zoo with the animals, you have to come prepared. Our advice would be that you make sure when you visit the Giza Zoo that there is someone else to walk its long streets with you. There is power in numbers; almost everything is more fun with other people to enjoy it with you.
The best time to visit would be in the early mornings between the months of October and January (during national holidays the number of people there can get overwhelming). Its much less crowded and you can actually enjoy the day with cooler weather. There are plenty of benches and seating areas around.
At 14:00 we transfer you back to your hotel.