Designed by Lord Kitchener, the 16-acre Aswan Botanic Gardens is home to trees, flowers and plants from India, Africa and even the world beyond. Travelers can relax in the wide-open spaces of this garden’s breathtaking natural beauty or wind through the extensive exhibit hall of towering palm trees. More than 400 species of subtropical vegetation exist in this urban oasis that’s just a Nile cruise away.
The gardens are located west of Elephantine Island on Kitchener’s Island in Aswan, Egypt. They are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. from October through April and from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. between May and September. Admission is EL15. Travelers can access the gardens on a felucca or motorboat.