[Get to know MEDUSA's territories] Burqu, Jordan
This article forms part of a series of publications under MEDUSA project to promote less-known natural and cultural touristic assets in our partner territories Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Puglia (Italy) and Catalonia (Spain). Enjoy reading and hope to welcome you soon at one of the wonderful places you will get to know here.
Burqu Nature Reserve is located in the northeastern Badia of Jordan, about 12 km from the Syrian-Jordanian border and about 200 km to the east of Amman. It is a 906Km2 reserve and is very unique for its ecosystem. Studies show that there are more than 200 plant species, inside the reserve. Fauna rapid assessment shows 10-recorded mammalian species, among them: Arabian Gazelle, lynx, sandy cat, Arabian wolves, striped hyena and badger, sandy fox and red fox, wild rabbits. The reserve holds a year-round open ecolodge that is very close to Burqu castle and Burqu Dam with a capacity of 30 people and a locally operated Kitchen serving tasty traditional food Within the reserve there are 2 easy guided trails and 1 moderate trail that allow visitors to explore the Flora and fauna of the area as well as the marvelous scenery.