Mujib Nature Reserve
Ever so slightly more elevated than the Dead Sea, at 410 metres below sea level, Mujib is still the lowest nature reserve in the world. The rocky scenery is carved by deep canyons which feature flowing rivers, offering some amazing opportunities for adventures including trekking and canyoning.
Despite what might initially be seen as a fairly arid landscape, the Mujib Nature Reserve offers a surprisingly diverse and verdant environment. Palm trees and brightly coloured oleander shrubs line many of the wadi beds, and even rare species of orchid have been found here.
The rocky topography and steep cliffs have also made this an ideal home for some of Arabia’s most endangered wildlife, including the Syrian wolf and Nubian ibex, the latter being re-introduced by the RSCN (Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature) as part of a conservation program. The reserve is also a vital haven for migratory birds and birds of prey, including the highly endangered lesser kestrel.