We visited Krakow zoo in the afternoon and got there on the 134 bus which stopped very close to our hotel and only took 15 minutes. You get the same bus back into Krakow centre so it's very easy to get to. Entry was only 18zl and we would have paid for an English guide had there been one. There was also no map provided so we just wandered around the zoo until we found a large map towards the rear of the park, although all in Polish.
The zoo itself may be small but it has a fantastic range of animals. We saw some animals that we have never seen before in other zoos and a huge range of cats, including sand cats an jungle cats which were new to us. The jaguar also had cubs which were lovely to see. The nocturnal house was very good too, again containing species I had never seen represented in other zoos such as the sugar glider and the kinkajou.
As we visited later in the afternoon, arriving at the zoo about 2 o'clock, we caught feeding time for most of the animals, including all of the cats. This was great as all of the animals were then more active.
The zoo is set in beautiful surroundings and the woods were stunning for our visit, making for some of the most amazing scenery I've seen at any zoo.
If you have a spare morning or afternoon then this is definitely worth a visit for every animal lover, not just families.