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Aswan Botanical Garden

Aswan City, Aswan, Egypt
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Felucca Ride on the Nile in Aswan at Sunset
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Private Felucca Tour: Aswan Botanic Gardens
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Aswan City, Aswan, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide arranged for the curator, Mohamed Arabi to show us the island. He is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Many plants we know as house plants in the UK. The gardens are on an island in the Nile and make a lovely shaded walk. As...More

Thank BunnyWatlington
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered through the lush tropical gardens enjoying the coolness and quiet. Wide walkways with flower covered arches and benches make it comfortable and relaxing.

Thank christine_pages
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lovely botanical garden..its on a island. Beautiful variety of trees and flowers from around the world. Lovely stroll thru the other side to catch our boat.

Thank Valli C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The botanical gardens are very interesting and if you are interested in plants then it is a must. They have many different species of fruit trees and palms and the boat ride out to the island is enjoyable in itself. You don't need that long...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This beautiful garden makes a good destination for a felucca trip. It is free from any hassles of guides or hawkers so presents an respite from the hustle bustle of Aswan. It has many beautiful trees and flowering shrubs presenting a great to contrast also...More

Thank Martin_Christopher
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Lord Kitchener's island is the result of that man's passion for worldwide botany. The seeds he planted now gave birth to a whole variety of trees and plants... One feels on a tropic island (memories of Martinique and La Réunion sprang up on my mind...More

Thank Florent C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It can be visited in case of long stay and having interest in botany. It is a very quiet place and suitable for capturing photos.

Thank AMohsen
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing to see , for plant lovers it's a do not miss ,, lots of exotic plants out there , also some kiosks to see souvenirs ,, don't miss it if you can

Thank Ahmedmabrouk1980
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

For those who are interested in plants, you will miss a lot if you didn't visit this 140 years old garden.

Thank AhmedMousa
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lord Kitchener isn't mentioned on the notice boards, even though this was his home! Lovely gardens with easy flat walking and lovely river views. There are tourist stalls and drinks available, but we weren't pestered by sellers. Look out for interesting birdlife.

Thank 54chariot
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Is Aswan Botanical Garden in the same location as Kitchner's Island?
26 October 2016|
Response from mohamed_alia2012 | Reviewed this property |
Yes same, Sorry for delay and have a nice trip
Is it worth going during winter ie december?
23 October 2016|
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Response from mohamed_alia2012 | Reviewed this property |
Sure, it is worth it. It could be considered as a Nile River Cruise as well since you will visit the garden through a sailboat. But consider the following: - Arrange for an experienced guide. - Arrange for a good camera... More
Has anyone been to the Aswan botanical garden using a wheelchair? We'd be interested to hear how easy or difficult it is to access, including the Felucca ride to get there. Thankyou.
16 October 2016|
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Response from MTS13 | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't in a wheelchair but would say it would be difficult. The felluca I hired I had to climb across several boats. you'd have to make sure you got one tired close to the dock. they were also tied with their bows inward... More