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Dana nature Reserve, just north of
The Reserve contains a remarkable diversity of landscapes, which range from wooded highlands to rocky slopes and from gravel plains to sand dunes. Moreover, Dana supports diverse wildlife which includes a variety of rare species of plants and animals. Dana is home to about 600 species of plants, 37 species of mammals and 190 species of birds.
Take the kings' Highway south from
Azraq is a unique wetland oasis located in the heart of the semi-arid Jordanian eastern desert. It is one of several beautiful nature reserves managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN). Its attractions include several natural and ancient pools, a seasonal marshland, and a large mudflat know as Qa'a Al-Azraq. A wide variety of birds stop at the reserve each year for a rest on their arduous migration routes between Asia and
Azraq is a one and a half hour drive east from
The Shawmari Reserve was created in 1975 by the RSCN as a breeding centre for endangered or locally extinct wildlife. Today, following breeding programmes from some of the world's leading wildlife parks and zoos, this small, 22-square-kilometre reserve is a thriving protected environment for some of the rarest species in the Middle East. Oryx, ostriches, gazelles and onagers are rebuilding their populations and reasserting their presence in this safe haven.
Shawmari lies about 125 Kilometres east of Amman, near Azraq Village, and can be reached by following the directions given for the Azraq Oasis.
The Mujib Reserve is the lowest nature reserve in the world, with a spectacular array of scenery near the east coast of the
Drive about 30km south of the Dead Sea hotel resort area, until you reach the
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