Kitchener's Island

Kitchener’s Island

Kitchener’s Island

Kitchener’s Island may be between the Cataract Islands and the city of Aswan, which is in the middle of the Nile River. This ride down the Nile is a pleasant surprise for many travelers in the spring and summer when they want to relax in a lush setting and enjoy the sounds and sights of the Nile.


Feluccas leave from the Corniche in Aswan, three hours by car from Luxor City and an hour by plane from Cairo.


Kitchener’s Island is also called the Island of Plants, which is different from its name (Geziret an-Nabatat). It is on the banks of the Nile near Aswan in the south of Egypt. When the island was given to Consul-General Kitchener as a thank-you for his military service in Sudan, he used the chance to bring in shrubs and seeds from all over the world to satisfy his love of strange plants. This botanical park that covers the whole island is now a great place to spend a quiet day, except on Fridays.

There, you can see many different kinds of birds. People can take a felucca or a rowboat to the island from the west bank of Elephantine. From a Felucca, it looks like a narrow body of water separates Elephantine and Amun islands. In nearby coves, young men from the area hang out. If you don’t have a boat, they would be happy to take you to the West Bank or any of the nearby islands.

Kitchener’s Island Garden

Egypt’s 6.8-hectare Aswan Botanical Garden is home to thousands of rare birds and plants from places like the Far East, India, and Africa. The Aswan Botanical Garden is where people can get away from the busyness of everyday life.

Walking around the garden with a great collection of Egyptian artifacts will take you to a world of lush greenery that looks like something out of a dream. Thanks to his work as Egypt’s consul general while Egypt was under British control, Lord Horatio Kitchener had rare and exotic plants planted all over the island. When the island was ruled by the British, the island was given to Lord Kitchener as a thank-you for his service.

located :

You will find it on Kitchener’s Island, which is west of Elephantine Island. It is one of only two Nile islands near Aswan, the capital of Egypt.

History :

The Nubians called the Aswan Botanical Garden “Jet Narty” because it was their village when they lived there. During the First World War, Lord Horatio Kitchener bought the island and renamed it “the lord’s residence.” Lord Kitchener was the leader of the Egyptian Army when he was in charge of it.

Kitchener turned the island of Kitchener’s Island into a beautiful botanical garden because he loved plants so much. After a long time, the Egyptian government took back the island. Since then, the Aswan Botanical Gardens have been there.

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