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Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve

#20 of 72 things to do in Eilat Features Animals
Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, Eilat, Israel
+972 8-637-3057
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Decent way to see animals native to the region (and some not so native)

While this isn't exactly the San Diego zoo, on scale it was a cool way to spend an hour walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil R
Chandler, Arizona
Visit between 11-1

Between 11-1 is when the animals are fed and it is easier to see them as they come closer to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann C
Nashville, Tennessee
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This nature reserve protects the wild animals mentioned in the Bible and other endangered desert species.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, Eilat, Israel
+972 8-637-3057
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While this isn't exactly the San Diego zoo, on scale it was a cool way to spend an hour walking around and seeing indigenous animal. We got there earlier in the day hoping the cool time would lead to better sightings but I think a...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between 11-1 is when the animals are fed and it is easier to see them as they come closer to the road. We saw a variety of animals to include the Somali wild donkey (they have another name for it that starts with the letter...More

1  Thank Ann C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a funny experience in this Wildlife Reserve. I recommend it to visit early in morning or around 1 PM, because they give food to animals and they come along the way to eat and you can see almost all type of animals present here....More

Thank SakinTravel
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place is placed in 40 km away of Eilat. It's abour 30 minutes by car. But there isn't something interesting at all. There is double-drive road across the park territory. You can see few animals far from road and a lot of ostrich near...More

Reviewed 14 January 2017

This place is one of the most beautiful reserves I have ever seen. The animals live in a natural habitat and you can drive closely and watch them without interrupting them. They are fun to watch. Two important notes: the ostriches are very curious, so...More

2  Thank Gal E
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Hai bar is a nature reserve where you can drive through and observe the animals from your car. Im giving the park a rating of 2 and not 1 just because the facilities themselves where decent (clean toilets and benches+tables to eat on) Ive been...More

Thank Shai L
Reviewed 28 November 2016

- Desert wildlife reserve with a safari experience (most of the reserve is explored by car) - A few zoo like cages - You get a CD to play guide instructions, that will tell you about the animals and the history of the reserve

Thank Shai R
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

First of all it is not a safari. Second remember you are in a desert; third these people deserve a big aplause for having this zoo like in such conditions and managing to introduce some wild animals into nature. Kids will enjoy this place a...More

Thank Marcos Enrique R
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is the example how perfect is to observe wild life in they natural enviroment. we prefer this experince than most all the zoo's in the world, is like the lion safari in Florida, US

1  Thank Ricardo2107
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Its a great place with some specific topics: to bring back to the region almost all the animals which were living here at the Bible time, and to readapt them for free them back to the nature. There's like a little zoo where you meet...More

Thank levmarc1
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