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Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve

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Address: Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, Eilat, Israel
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+972 8-637-3057

This nature reserve protects the wild animals mentioned in the Bible and...

This nature reserve protects the wild animals mentioned in the Bible and other endangered desert species.

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Funny experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Iasi, Romania
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Iasi, Romania
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289 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. Pay attention to ostriches, because they wont to strike in windshield.

Thank SakinTravel
Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 it. These animals are so stupid : they tried to peck the rent-a-car's hood. And... More 

Bat Yam, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 be sure to keep your windows closed. The donkeys spook easily so they are a... More 

2 Thank Gal E
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 to hai bar in the past and it was a much more plesant experience. There... More 

Thank Shai L
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 lot.

Thank Marcos Enrique R
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Eilat, Israel
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 quite great animals ( wolfs, ostriches, snakes, scorpions...), a night room where you see the... More 

Thank levmarc1
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

It's better to pay extra and hire one of the guides to sit in your car or bus and explain what you are seeing. They offer a CD to play in your car while driving around but it's better to have a human with you.

Thank Lorne N
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Disappointing...Went to see wildlife and apart from some emu's, ibex & deer a few donkey's that was it!!

Thank Sharon D

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