Jordan’s Dana Nature Reserve possesses a variety of landscapes for exploring, from the valley of Wadi Araba to sandstone cliffs. First impressions are that this area is barren, but there is much more to it than meets the eye – it is home to more than 600 species of plants, 180 species of birds, and more than 45 mammal species, which includes Syrian wolves, sand cats, ibex, mountain gazelles and red foxes.
Flora and fauna aside, Dana Nature Reserve is also good for a cultural visit as it features archaeological sites and is home to Bedouin families. Also worth a visit is Dana, the 15th century abandoned village, which is nestled overlooking the valley. For the explorer, its narrow winding streets await.