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Kitchener Island Botanic Gardens

This small island in the middle of the Nile River in Aswan was given to Lord Kitchener as thanks for his efforts in the Sudan campaign (1896-98).

He quickly created the Kitchener Island Botanic Gardens and turned the entire island into a mass of plants, paths, exotic flowers and trees.

After those mammoth efforts he handed the island over to the Egyptian Government who the area for biological research.

Today it is a popular spot for tourists and locals to spend some time wandering around the quiet, cool paradise before catching their felucca back to Aswan.

Why do the Kitchener Island Botanic Gardens?

Quiet and peaceful
Interesting Botanical Gardens
Biological research station
Nile River island paradise


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