Fodor's Expert Review Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve

Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve Fodor's Choice

This popular, safari-like nature preserve (you need a car to fully explore it) is a natural habitat for biblical-era animals and birds. Roaming around are stripe-legged Africa wild asses, Dorcas gazelles, Arabian oryx, and other desert herbivores. Try to be here in the morning, when the animals are most active. There are audio players available for rent if you want a 45-minute "guided tour." A second section, the Desert Night Exhibition Hall, is a darkened room where you can observe the habits of nocturnal animals such as bats and barn owls. An upgraded ticket allows you into the Predator Center, where feeding time is a highlight. Carnivores, including feral wolves, foxes, leopards, jackals, birds of prey, and striped hyenas are kept in enclosures.

Fodor's Choice Family Nature Preserve

Quick Facts

Rte. 90 (Dead Sea–Eilat Rd.)
88820, Israel


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: NIS 29; combination ticket including Predator Center NIS 46

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