Hiking in the Dana Nature Reserve


Dana is truly a world of natural treasures containing a wealth of natural scenery, ancient ruins and large number of flora and fauna, some only indigenous to the area. The Dana reserve is a system of wadis and rugged mountains, which extend from the top of the Jordan Rift Valley down to the desert lowland of Wadi Araba. The reserve is managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, with the aid of the World Bank. The Dana village is great example of a timeless and traditional Jordanian village, it contains visitors centre selling organically grown produce from the village terrace gardens, silver jewellery and pottery produced by the women of the village. The reserve contains the Rummana and Feinan campsites and the village guesthouse. Dana offers a selection of trails to key points of interest for both the casual and adventurous hiker. The Rummanah camp at the top of Dana is situated at a height of 1400 meters a.s.l. is open from April to October, the Dana guest house and Feinan camp (situated at sea level) are open year round.