Kitchner's Island, Aswan

4.2
#3 of 10 in Parks in Nile River Valley
Home to botanical gardens, Kitchner's Island is known for experimental oil and fruit crops. This small oval-shaped island in the Nile was given as a reward to British consul Horatio Kitchener in the 1890s for his part in the Sudanese campaigns. The island was used as an experimental station for the introduction of new plants to Egypt, mainly for the timber industry. The 750 m (2,460 ft) long island has many walkways to view plants as well as a biological research station located at its southern tip. Get a felucca (Egyptian sailboat) ride to reach the island. To visit Kitchner's Island and get the most from your holiday in Aswan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Aswan visit planner .
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  • We sailed to Kitchener Island aboard a felucca to visit the Botanic Garden. Aswan was having a massive heat wave in April with temperatures in the 100s, so we were thrilled to be out on the river enjo...  more »
  • Take a Feluka from Aswan and let yourself be surprised by the kids on their surfboard who sing some songs for you. This is a paradise for lovers of trees.. and tranquility. Here you can rest assured a few hours strolling or even relax on a bench overlooking the desert on the other side of the Nile. The pusher sellers will gladly take you on the end because they leave you alone in the park.
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  • You have to hire someone to take you on a felucca or a boat to the island and then wait for you to take you back because there are no boats there. This is easy to do but just make sure you don’t overpay. The island itself is very beautiful- lots of trees and stunning views of the Nile. I recommend going close to sunset for the best views as it only takes about 45 minutes to walk through the whole island.
  • The view was wonderful and very colorful.
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