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Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh)

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10 Jan 2018
“Its something to see..”
8 Jan 2018
“Not worth the stop”
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Eat the Egyptian way at this local restaurant, try different cusine from home cooked meals which offer a variety of dishes served in the open air.

Thank Ronnie654
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Took a trip down the nile and stopped off at Banana Island it’s only a small place but peaceful and relaxing saw the animals that are caged and don’t look too happy the crocodiles didn’t have enough space to move about and it was quite...More

Thank Daydream662035
Reviewed 5 May 2018

These "real world" tourist sites always get a bad review but would you want people coming through you home on a regular basis to see how you live. Take this site in context. Yes it is a tourist site but it is also a glimpse...More

Thank imdarkside
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The banana farm is fine, but they keep animals in horrendous conditions, as if they're an amateur zoo. I know it might be due to cultural differences, but it's not worth visiting this place to support their harmful practices. They had wolves pacing endlessly in...More

Thank Duncan B
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This place would be cool if it were only a working banana farm, but at the end you’ll come to several animals being kept in dirty, crowded cages. The animals are visibly stressed and are stuck in their own feces and trash. I couldn’t stomach...More

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This was nothing more than a 20 minute boat ride on the Nile, a plate of bananas and 4 animals in cages. Don't bother with this, spend more time in the Luxor museum or one of the excellent temples.

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Not worth the visit, better off spending you time on the boat relaxing on the Nile (which is worth it). Don't bother with pre-booking a trip or boat ride on the Nile. You can easily bargain with a local felucca boat driver for an hour...More

Thank cmcnic
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Ok, the bananas are good and I suppose it has a rustique charm but for me the animals were a big turn off. I know that animals do not receive the same care and attention in these poor countries but I found it very say...More

2  Thank AmbassadorBas
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The boat ride was the best part of this trip. I didnt like the poor little crocodile being held in that prison, directly in the sunshine but other than that a day trip to do

1  Thank voodooqueen86
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Our boat ride stopped here for some reason. The island sports a variety of fruit trees, some caged animals, and a small cafe to enjoy tea or bananas. I would have rather the boat stayed on the water than spent time here.

1  Thank KatherineTheGrater
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