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All reviews lord kitchener botanical gardens exotic trees wonderful morning lovely walk peaceful place sand dunes felucca ride wander around both sides few hours motor boat great trip late afternoon nubian village stroll desert
The island is accessed by felucca which is a lovely relaxed way to travel. The Gardens are relatively small but there is a good selection of trees from across the world. Some are very well established specimens.
There are well paved paths with lovely views...More
We love Nature, plants & gardening so our visit to Kitchner’s Island - which is a Botanical Paradise, was perfect for us. Visiting it is not for everyone - if you’re not a Nature lover / plant Afficianado, you’d do better touring othe Aswan sights....More
The best bit of this visit is taking a Felucca across the Nile and around the islands. The felucca are expertly sailed by Nubian people. The island itself is just another selling opportunity for souvenir traders and the most interesting part is that it was...More
This is like finding an oasis in the middle of the dessert, a colonial British officer must had missed trees and green so much that he created slowly this beautiful botanic garden with lots of trees. You can walk in the garden enjoying the sunset,...More
KITCHENER Island in Aswan has been famed for its botanical displays for more than a century.
The island was given to the Egyptian Army commander, Lord Horatio Kitchener, in 1898 and he transformed it to indulge his passion for palms and plants, importing many specimens....More
As soon as our boat docked we were aggressively approached by touts trying to sell their wares on the dock. We have been to Egypt many times but this would have to be the most aggressive and rudest of all the touts we have experienced....More