Nature Reserves

Dana Nature Reserve

Nestled at the foot of cliff, the Dana Nature Reserve overlooks a dramatic view of the Sharah mountain range extending from the North and dropping to the Jordan Valley. Originally set up by the Royal Society for the Conversation of Nature (RSCN) to study the area, Dana rapidly emerged as an attraction for camping, hiking and simply becoming one with nature. The area’s flora and fauna add to its charm plus the animals inhabiting the cliffs, including 38 kinds of mammals, 703 species of plants and more than 215 kinds of birds.

The Azraq Oasis

Tucked away in the eastern desert is the enchanting oasis of the Azraq, an ancient caranvenserai with black-basalt Roman fortress, which served as the headquarters for T.E. Lawrence during the Great Arab Revolt. The oasis is also a haven for migratory birds escaping the shivering winter, providing a unique experience for bird watchers who also flock the oasis every year to get a glimpse of the beautiful creatures.

Shaumari Reserve

Created in 1975 as a breeding center for endangered or locally extinct wildlife, the Shaumari Reserve is the home for some of the rarest animal species in the Middle East, including the Arabian oryx, ostriches, gazelles and onagers. Numerous countries have donated funds to the Shaumari to help breed endangered species and reintroduce them to their natural habitat.

Mujib Nature Reserve

Spreading across the Wadi Mujib gorge, the Mujib Nature Reserve is situated near the Dead Sea at 400 meters below sea level and rises to almost 900 meters above sea level in the cities of Karak and Madaba, yielding one of the Kingdom’s most diverse environment. Hiking through the endless, gorgeous trails brings a great opportunity to see hundreds of species and birds and the beautiful horned ibex—a mountain goat—is a famous sighting, with its numbers rising thanks to the captive breeding program of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).
 

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