Home to some of the world’s rarest animals
The Dana Nature Reserve covers nearly 200 square kilometres of spectacular mountains and wadis along the Great Rift Valley. A visit makes a great addition to a holiday in Jordan, allowing you to explore the scorching sand dunes and cool mountains of this precious biosphere reserve.
If you want to discover a true melting pot of wildlife, featuring species from three continents (Europe, Asia and Africa), then there are few opportunities like this anywhere in the world. Many of the plants and animals found in Dana are rare. It’s a real privilege to be able to catch even a fleeting glimpse of the sand cat, Syrian wolf or spiny-tailed lizard.
Some of these animals are endangered and under real threat of extinction, which makes the nature reserve a place of even more global importance. Spend some time with our expert guides exploring this natural treasure and unique combination of natural communities. You’ll stay at Dana Guest House or Feynan Eco Lodge during your time in the reserve before moving on to discover more of Jordan’s natural beauty at the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and more.