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Aswan Botanical Gardens River Nile Cruises
Visit the Aswan Botanical Gardens (Kitchener's Island) with Amarante Nile Cruises
Amarante Nile Cruises, luxury Luxor to Aswan Nile River cruises dock at Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan on the River Nile, allowing you time to visit the many Egyptian attractions including the Aswan Botanical Gardens.
(Our luxury Amarante Nile Cruises dock at Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan on the River Nile allowing you time to visit the many ancient Egyptian monuments including the Aswan Botanical Gardens).
Lord Horatio Kitchener
The island where the Aswan Botanical Gardens are located was originally used by the Nubians, however in 1899 it was given to the prominent British soldier Lord Horatio Kitchener after a successful military operation in Sudan. At the time, Kitchener was the commander of Egypt's army and was also assigned to the area to complete a mapping survey for the British government.
The survey also collected data on the topography of the region, as well as information on the local flora and fauna. The results of the survey were published in an eight volume series, with Kitchener's contribution in the first three tomes (Conder and Kitchener 1881-1885).
This survey has had a lasting effect on the Middle East and the data compiled is still used by archaeologists and geographers today.
Kitchener's Island or Plantation Island
Lying directly to the west of the Elephantine Island, Kitchener's Island also goes by the names of both Plantation Island and the Aswan Botanical Gardens.
Flowers from across Africa, India and The World
Lord Kitchener spent many years transforming the 16 acre Aswan Botanical Gardens into a horticultural wonderland, with flowers and plants from all over Africa, India and beyond.
Visitors to Aswan Botanical Gardens, now owned by the state, will find that the main attractions include endless seasonal flowers, a world-class collection of lush palm trees, more than 400 different species of exotic and subtropical vegetation and picnicking with some exceptional views.
Visit Aswan Botanical Gardens on your Nile cruise holiday with Amarante Nile Cruises
Docking at the Nile River destinations of Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan, an Amarante Nile Cruise allows you to explore the Aswan Botanical Gardens from the comfort of our luxury River Nile cruise ships, Isis and Osiris.