|Felucca At Kitchener Island, Aswan, Egypt.|
|Nubian Camel Riders Near Kitchener Island.|
Also Near Elephantine Island, Aswan, Egypt.
North of Elephantine Island is the smaller, Kitchener Island (also Known as The Island Of Trees). It is located near the west bank of the Nile. Elephantine is much larger than Kitchener's Island and located between Kitchener's Island and the city of Aswan (east bank). This makes it hard to see the Kitchener's Island from the city. Kitchener Island can only be reached by boat. There are other islands but Kitchener Island and Elephantine Island are the largest.
This botantical garden was started by Lord Horatio Kitchener, the English General who fought in the Sudan in 1898. Kitchener Island was given to Lord Kitchner, for his campaigns in the Sudan. When he moved to the island he created his garden on the island by importing plants and trees from all over the world.
Today, Kitchener Island is still filled with beautiful plants and birds, since the Egyptian government operates this popular tourist destination, and maintains its botanical garden. We had a very nice quiet time on this island.
The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.
Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.
The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.
We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring the Egyptian Musium in Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.
We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.
A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.
The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.
After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of Aswan or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this all the time, when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!
Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Cairo or Aswan; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.
|Our Group Into The Garden|
Audrey In The Lead
|Our Hotel On Elephantine Island|
Through The Trees
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