|Dana Nature Reserve|
Location: It lies within three different biogeographical zones they are from east to west : Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian and Sudanian.Size: 32,500 Hectares
Habitat: It has five different vegetation types are present in the area, the Juniper forest, Mediterranean Non-forest, Steppe, Acacia and Rocky Sudanian and Sand Dune vegetation. It is a mountainous highly steep area that is covered with forest in its eastern part, bare lands in the middle and tropical arbor vegetation in the west. The most important species are Juniperous phoenica, Cupressus sempervirens, Quercus calliprinose, Pistacia atlantica, Ziziphus spina-christi, Acacia radiana and Acacia tortilis.
Birds & wildlife: 190 species occurred in the reserve including breeding raptors like Griffon Vulture, Short-toad Eagle, Verreaux's Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, and Barbary Falcon. Hume's Tawny Owl also occurred. Other species like Isabelline and Hooded Wheatear, Dunn's, Bar-tailed and Short-tailed Larks, woodlark, Arabian, Upcher's, and Orphean Warbler can be seen in different parts of the reserve. Other mammals include wild cats, Caracals, Porcupine, hyena, jackals, and Arabian ibex.
Visiting & access: With its spectacular mountain scenery, different length and view hiking trails, bird watching, archaeology, a campsite, a beautiful guesthouse and an under establishment lodge that are all in harmony with the surrounding area.
For booking, please contact Dana at Tel. 00962 03 2270497/8, fax 00962 03 2270499, or e-mail here....