Ajloun Forest Reserve

Tour Ajloun Forest Reserve

Jordan
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Saja Tawalbeh
Ajloun Forest Reserve
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Jordan

Situated in the northern highlands of Jordan, the Ajloun Forest Reserve is a testament to nature's resilience and wonder. Covering 13 square kilometers, this green sanctuary is a refreshing contrast to the arid landscapes that typify much of the Middle East.

The reserve is renowned for its rich biodiversity. A stroll through its evergreen oak forests might reward visitors with sightings of the roe deer, a species once on the brink of extinction in the region but now thriving thanks to conservation efforts. The dense woods also shelter creatures like the wild boar, porcupine, and stone marten, making it a delight for wildlife enthusiasts.

The flora of Ajloun is equally captivating. Amidst the dominant oak and pistachio trees, one can discover vibrant wildflowers in spring, including anemones and rockroses. Birds, too, find refuge in these woods. From the haunting call of the Eurasian jay to the distinctive notes of the blackbird, the air is often filled with avian melodies.

But the Ajloun Forest Reserve is more than just its natural wonders. It presents various eco-tourism activities that allow visitors to immerse themselves in its beauty. Guided nature walks, tailored to different fitness levels, take adventurers through deep valleys, across fresh springs, and past ancient olive groves. For those desiring a cultural touch, the nearby villages offer insight into local traditions, crafts, and lifestyles.

Adding to its allure, the reserve is a stone's throw away from the Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century Muslim castle that stands as a sentinel of history, offering panoramic views of the Jordan Valley below.

In essence, Ajloun Forest Reserve is a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. It beckons travelers to embrace nature, history, and the authentic allure of Jordanian highlands.

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Geeky Facts about Ajloun Forest Reserve

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To protect Jordan’s rare forest areas it was established as a project.

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The main woodlands here are: Evergreen Oak, Pine, Carob, Wild Pistachio and Wild Strawberry trees.

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Rare species such as Striped Hyena, Crested Porcupine and Stone Marten live in the reserve.

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