In Jordan there is a lot of desert and a lot of rocks, and very little water. Therefore, there is a very scarce amount of flowing rivers that generate natural reserves there. Among Karak Madaba and Wadi Mujib is a natural area that is very much worth a stop to take some photos there. They have also built a dam and store that were much needed there. Funny how the Bedouin riding their stalls on the lookout to take some Styes selling handicrafts, carpets or whatever.
The Natural Reserve of al-Azraq, is in the eatern desert of Jordan. It is characterized by the presence of water wells that form natural ponds, wetlands and huge quagmire known as Qa'a Al-Azraq. This attracts a large variety of birds (over 160 species), that stop here to rest on their hard migration between Africa and Asia. Some of them remain in the reserve of the oasis during winter or during their breeding period. It was created in 1978 by the RSCN, which has been responsible for its management ever since. Here you will find the Sahwmari Natural Reserve, responsible for the conservation of endangered species. There are different tours through the wetlands, but they must be pre-booked at the RSCN office in Amman. I accessed it from Amman between castle and hot spring on my "Desert Castles" trip. The photos were provided by Jordan Tourism: Http :/ / sp.Visitjordan.Com /
It was created in the year 1975 by the RSCN as a breeding center for endangered animals. It occupies a space of over 22 square km.It is the oldest and most important center for animal conservation and in the country of Jordan. It is within the Natural Reserve of al-Azraq which is home to some of the rarest species in the Middle East, including the Arabian Oryx. we can also see ostriches, wild asses and gazelles. They work with animals in an environment free from the dangers that threaten the destruction of their habitat. Shawmari reserve is home to a wide variety of desert plants, including Atriplex, a natural food source for wildlife. The fee of admission was $ 3 DJ with a tour . You can pay in the Tourist Information Center close to the park, which also has a small craft store, maps and more. First you visit a visitor center with an interactive museum that guides you with all the explanations and photos. Close to the visitor center there is a picnic area and a playground with swings for kids. After a short walk, you will reach the lookout tower, with 4 floors, is a great place to observe fauna. The breeding area has become, almost inadvertently, a makeshift zoo that is varied and interesting. There is also the possibility of a tour by jeep, supervised by the RSCN, ie, reservation required for mini-safari plan, the best way to see the conservation work is done on the reservation. To me he was included in the tour of "Desert Castles", but because I asked for it. The photos were provided by Jordan Tourism: Http :/ / sp.Visitjordan.Com /