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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
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It’s a nice little garden to take a boat ride to and walk around for a bit, but it’s mostly just a five minute walk in some trees.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J7238KGmarkp
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BegoniaPR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank singhasam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short boat ride, and well set out with a great selection of trees, not much in bloom in Jan, best i guess in the spring, a nice oasis

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank IanMinshall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are really no special plants of anykind, but lot of annoying sellers! I just think it would be nice to visit in the middle of the day if there are big heat, due to a lot of shade.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nina Š
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is such a shady, peaceful place full of interesting plants and trees to see ... I wished I knew more about botanical matters!! Go there by Felucca boat and it will be a wonderful morning’s trip

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Williamtje
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Frankie O
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