Ein Gedi Nature Reserve

Eign Gedi - Nahal David waterfallIf you have time to explore only one nature reserve in Israel, make sure it’s Ein Gedi. Ein Gedi is a unique oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea. Here we’ll find dramatic desert landscapes, waterfalls and rare tropical plants.  Animals such as the Nubian ibex and rock hyrax mentioned in the Hebrew Bible roam freely here.

The natural resources in the region of Ein Gedi have attracted people to this area since antiquity. In fact it was here (according to the book of 1 Samuel) that David hid and found refuge from an angry King Saul.

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