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“An oasis in the desert and a refreshing change”

En Gedi Nature Reserve
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Owner description: En Gedi is the biggest oasis in Israel. It has springs and waterfalls, and flowing brooks at the foot of the cliffs, home to ibexes and rock hyraxes.
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We used our “Green Pass” to enter Ein Gedi.
It is a lush oasis in an otherwise barren landscape.
There are a series of waterfalls up the main gorge, many of which were being enjoyed by bathers.
The area is renowned for its wild life but with the exception of birds (notably the lovely local starlings), we did not see any anything – probably because there were so many people there. However, there are other longer walks in the park away from the stream where it is probably more likely to see the local wild residents.
Definitely worth a visit if you are staying at the Dead Sea. We also visited the nearby botanical gardens which were stunning (and free).

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We visited Ein Gedi in March and were blessed with a crisp and pleasant weather. Our guide was knowledgeable not only about history but also about flora and fauna. He pointed out many animals we wouldn't otherwise pay attention to, like the agile rock conies. We walked from the entrance up to Shulamit and David Falls, the walk is not difficult even for the seniors. The legend about David and king Saul makes this place even more interesting, This beautiful dessert oasis is definitely worth to see as a stop on the way to Masada or Dead Sea resort.

1  Thank Jana H
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

This is an incredible hike up to a beautiful waterfall! If you're in Israel, it's a must see destination!

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We were lucky to be able to view about 1/2 of the trail as the other 1/2 was closed due to recent flush flooding. Water from the waterfalls was clean and the upper pools were excellent for wading. Lots of tourists (especially kids) around.

1  Thank Zhiv
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

A not too challenging walk which takes in beautiful waterfalls and scenery. It's not a hard walk, but I'd say 'no' to flip flops. Always take the opportunity to get in/under/near the waterfalls. However the big draw for me were the rock hyraxes. Imagine your favourite childhood teddy bear has come to live and gone for a snuffle in the undergrowth of an Israeli nature reserve. And then meets loads of friends and establishes a society of beary cuteness. Walking teddies and beautiful scenery- what more could you desire?

(Plus, there are decent public toilets and a place to get a coffee and ice cream, and the weather in April was beautiful but not boiling)

Thank Kate H
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