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Wadi Al-Mujib


Wadi Al-Mujib, historically known as Arnon.

It’s a gorge in Jordan which enters the Dead Sea at 410 meters below sea level.

Wadi Al-Mujib is the lowest nature reserve in the world.

located in the mountainous landscape to the east of the Dead Sea.

It was created in 1987 by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature

and is regionally and internationally important, particularly for the birdlife that the reserve supports.

This river developed a deep canyon through the Moab plateau,

the eastern shoulder of the Dead Sea Rift

The Reserve in Wadi Al-Mujib consists of :

  • Mountainous, rocky, and sparsely vegetated desert.
  • cliffs, gorges, and deep wadis cutting through plateaus.

Recently there is a large dam at the bottom of the wadi.

where the modern road crosses the river. As a result, a large lake has formed.

Today, Wadi Al Mujib is fed by seven tributaries.

As well as resident birds

the reserve is strategically important as a safe stop-over for the huge number of birds that fly annually along the rift valley between Africa & northeast Europe.

Wadi Al-Mujib

Things to Do in Wadi Mujib

1. Wadi Al-Mujib Gorge Trek.

Hike through the water of the Wadi Al-Mujib Gorge that flows into the Dead Sea.

The trek leads to beautiful waterfalls and is a perfect activity during the warm summer months.

Within the gorge, many tour companies also organize canyoning and abseiling adventures.

2. Mujib Reserve Biosphere.

Wadi Al-Mujib

The Mujib Biosphere Reserve reserve spans between the King’s Highway and the shore of the Dead Sea and includes many notable sites such as:

  1. Ma’in Hot Springs Resort.
  2. The Mujib River.

The reserve also protects seven wadis and the wildlife that resides within them.

Visitors can look out for the Syrian Wolf and Caracal mountain cat.

The entrance into Mujib Biosphere Reserve is around one hour and 20 minutes from the capital city Amman.

3. Hiking Trails

With such a diverse landscape, there are plenty of things to do for those who like to explore the great outdoors.

The reserve boasts some fascinating hiking trails ranging in length and difficulty.

A popular hiking route is the Mujib Trail which is a highly challenging route covering 15 kilometers of flora and fauna.

The Siq Trail is easy to moderate route which takes hikers over the dam and in between the sandstone cliffs to the base of an impressive waterfall.

Wadi Al Mujib, Most of the trails within the reserve lead through the water at varying levels so be prepared to get wet.

For adrenaline junkies, try the Canyon Trail which gives hikers the opportunity to descend a 20-meter high waterfall.

BIRDS - Wadi Al-Mujib

Birds in The Reserve :

MUJIB - Wadi Al-Mujib             Wadi Al-Mujib

                         Lammergeier                                                                  Egyptian Vulture

Wadi Al-Mujib             Wadi Al-Mujib

                         Eurasian Griffon                                                           Levant Sparrowhawk

Wadi Al-Mujib         Wadi Al-Mujib

                      Lesser Kestrel                                                                         Sooty Falcon

Wadi Al-Mujib             Wadi Al-Mujib

                       Sand Partridge                                                                   Tristram’s Starling

MUJIB               MUJIB

                       Hooded Wheatear                                                                 Humes Owl         

                                                            Black start                                                                          Arabian Babbler

MUJIB               MUJIB

                        Striolated Bunting                                                                  Trumpeter Finch