For those who love animals, travelling and being able to spend time with them is like a little piece of heaven. There are many destinations in which animals are the main attraction and they attract global travellers who want to see, touch and play with them. But, a huge problem with animal tourism is the exploitation of animals, putting them in stressful situations and even torturing them.
Of course, people who really love animals will want to stay away from these places and only have contact with animals in a natural and non-stressful situation. Want to know the best places for animal lovers, where you can interact ethically and not contribute to their exploitation? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here are the best places for animal lovers in Egypt.
The Giza Zoo, is a zoological garden in Giza, Egypt. It is one of the few green areas in the city, and includes Giza's largest park. The zoo covers about 80 acres (32 ha), and is home to many endangered species, as well as a selection of endemic fauna.
The first to be built in the Middle East, rare species have been successfully bred in the zoo—including the first California sea lion to be born in the region.
Mammals at the zoo include giraffes, rhinos, black bears, raccoons, elephants, sea lions, tigers, lions, cheetahs, zebras, agoutis, red foxs, Dorcas gazelles, and Scimitar horned oryxes. The zoo has lot of different species of birds like flamingos, falcons, peacocks, vultures, ibis, love birds, and macaws.
Family Park – Rehab
Family park is known for its beautiful greenery and a place for the kids to enjoy the outdoors. Family Park also has a small zoo where the children can enjoy feeding the animals, going on a small safari and checking out different bird species.
The Alexandria Zoo
The Alexandria Zoo is a zoo close to the Smouha neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt.
The zoo also includes a reptile house and a 'birds and small mammals' section, as well as a museum. The reptile house is home to several endemic Egyptian species, including the Egyptian cobra, the Nile crocodile and the critically endangered Egyptian tortoise. Several aviaries are home to hawks, eagles, falcons, African crested porcupines and Egyptian mongooses.
Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Hurghada Grand Aquarium is dedicated to inspiring guests of all ages to appreciate the marine environment while promoting conservation action and developing an understanding for the irreplaceable value of all life in our world’s ocean. By teaching children and adults the importance of conservation, ecology and stewardship, we believe they will apply this knowledge to make sustainable choices and take an active part in preserving our marine environment
Whether you’re a keen snorkeler or merely want to learn more about the world’s rare coral reefs, the museum reveals plenty of insights into the Red Sea’s ecological environment, including all the animals, like sharks and turtles, that call it home.
Explore the marine realm of Hurghada Grand Aquarium, home to more than 1,200 marine animals of over 1,000 species, across 22 different exhibits, each one as fascinating as the next. It's an experience you won’t forget. The diverse marine science and conservation ventures include, breeding and conservation programs for endangered marine animals and habitat and continuing efforts to educate visitors on the importance of the ocean.
Africa Park – Alex Desert Road
Located on Alex Desert Road, this amazing place is a sanctuary for wild animals and a place where your kids will absolutely fall in love with. Your kids will get to encounter lions, tigers, bears, zebras, deers, giant turtles, and so many other amazing species in a huge open-air area where the animals do not feel trapped.