Eilat and the Negev Sights

Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve

  • Rte. 90 (Dead Sea–Eilat Rd.) Map It
  • Yotvata
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

This popular nature preserve 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 animals are most active. You need a car in order to enter the safari-like nature reserve,and a CD player (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.

Sight Information


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

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Website: www.parks.org.il

Sight Details:

  • NIS 29; combination ticket including Predator Center NIS 46

Published 05/04/2017


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