Egypt Travel - Aswan: Kitchener's Island

Kitchener's Island
(Plant Island, Gizirat al-Nabatat, Plantation Island, Gizirat al-Bustan, Botanical Island)

Kitchener's Island in Aswan, Egypt

Kitchener's Island is a botanical garden, filled with exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world. It is a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon in the shade. The island must be reached by boat, and is located on the other side of Elephantine Island from Aswan. The Island was given to Lord Kitchener for his campaigns in the Sudan, and he moved their and created his garden, importing plants and trees from all over the world. Today, the Egyptian government operates this popular tourist destination.