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Kitchener's Island

Kitchener's Island is a small, oval-shaped island in Nile at Aswan, Egypt, which was given to Lord Kitchener as a thank you for his services in the Sudan Campaign (1896-1898).

This small island was rapidly transformed by him, with the aid of the Ministry of Irrigation, into an island paradise. Filled with exotic trees and plants and carefully planned walkways. It later passed into the property of the Egytian government and was used as a research station for examining different food and cash crops, and a biological research station is present at the southern tip, which is closed to vistors.

It has become something of a tourist attraction over the years, for those seeking a peaceful day away from the hectic Aswan tourist areas.