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Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good to comeback again

We visit with our 5 kids and enjoyed from the visit. A modest reserve with rare animals and ability... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2019
Jerusalem, Israel
Wildlife Preservation at its finest

Lovely place. Unfortunately, the introductory movie has no English, not even English subtitles, but... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2019
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This nature reserve protects the wild animals mentioned in the Bible and other endangered desert species.
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Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, Eilat, Israel
+972 8-637-3057
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

We visit with our 5 kids and enjoyed from the visit. A modest reserve with rare animals and ability to see them closely! Aboce all of course is the Ostrich that knocks on your window

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chaimP18
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Lovely place. Unfortunately, the introductory movie has no English, not even English subtitles, but it was nice to hear from our own guide about the conservation work done by Israel. If you want to see a lot of animals, come early in the day or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank deecatz
Reviewed February 6, 2019

Well-organized route which is easy to follow by car. It too us apprx 30 minutes. Luckily there were not that many cars visiting (we went early in the morning) so we could go as slow as we wanted and even stop time-to-time to take pictures....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Riitta P
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Great place to make a little stop on your way / from Eilat. You can see desert animals in their habitat. You are not allowed to leave your car, open your windows or feed the animals. Great experience for the kids and the sight there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank neitach
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Great place to visit on your way to/from Eilat. Great photos are almost inevitable... This dry semi desert wildlife reserve will excite the kids (and will appease them for a while during the long road trip)

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Akivz
Reviewed March 24, 2018

This reserve has been maintained for years by a kibbutz and it is a lovely window to how the area really is without having to leave your car. The animals are very close to the road and the ostriches have no fear and come right...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank beenhereforever
Reviewed March 20, 2018

It is a drive-through safari. The predator center is closed from now on so you can only see the "regular" animals. You can see the animals pretty close to you but it gets a little repetitive and boring. The most fun part and the main...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Martin N
Reviewed March 12, 2018

You drive through the reserve and see many desert animals in their natural habitats. IT was easy to see all of the featured species.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kleinsa
Reviewed February 25, 2018

The last time I visited Hai Bar was in 2014. When you have your own car you are free to to stop and ago as you like it. It is of course forbidden to disturb the animals. The ostriches are very curious and it is...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tuteylp
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Unfortunately (for visitors, not so for animals) the pradators enclosure is closed for visiting in order to provide animals with more chances of reintroduction to nature (the center takes care about ill or wounded animals trying to return them to wilderness). However you are still...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Magdalena7301
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