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“Go there by felukka.”
Review of Kitchner's Island

Kitchner's Island
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Private Felucca Tour: Aswan Botanic Gardens
Ranked #10 of 37 things to do in Aswan
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Going there by felukka this will give you 1-2 hours of quite and peacefullness with a lot of shadow, trees, birds, good view over the desert on the western time and some time to relaxe and simply enjoy. No way you can lose you way. the traders are very peaceful (by Egpytian standard) and the school kids who play there are genuinely freindly and curious.

Much to enjoy and do not miss it.

Thank Florian254
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

A green oasis of shade and coolness on an island on the Nile near Aswan. Easily accessible by motorboat, entrance fee only 10 Egyptian Pounds (~£1 sterling). Good place to spend a morning if you've seen enough temples for a while. Neatly kept and laid out, a little shabby in places, no shortage of gardeners, doing their best in difficult times, one feels. More trees than flowers, although there were some hibiscus and bougainvillea in bloom, as well as a magnificent lotus climbing up a tree. Some "guides" and vendors, although none of them tried too hard, and we (2 women) were untroubled by them. Content to stroll around at our own pace, watch local schoolchildren playing ball. Delighted to see several hoopoe birds, beautiful creatures - supposedly an infrequent migrant to the UK, although I'd never seen one before! Recommended for a couple of hours peace and shade.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

It is a nice stop during a 2-3 hour felluka trip. takes 20-25 minutes with felluka from Aswan. Spare at least 45 minutes.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Whilst in Aswan I recommend a picturesque boat trip, either by motor boat or felucca to this island. The island is very beautiful viewing by boat and once embarked is even more beautiful. With avenues of paths flanked by tropical flora. You may also be lucky enough to spot some unusual birds, as I was. One of the most striking things about the island is the contrast between the lush plant life whilst looking out to the desert on the West bank. If it's not included on a tour, it's a simple task to hire your own boat for around £10 to take you there and wait for you and return you to your cruise vessel or the banks of Aswan. The entrance fee is 10 Egyptian pounds, £1 sterling... a bargain! You can stroll around the gardens in around an hour, but I would allow 2 as there is a cafe to get a cooling drink and finish off your relaxing trip.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

A nice place to hang out for a couple of hours if you have an interest in plants and trees, or if you only want to relax in a greener environment. Particularly recommended if you travel with young children and are looking for shade and peace away from the bustle of Aswan city.

Thank etcap
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