Hula Nature Reserve, Galilee

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#2 of 7 in Wildlife in Galilee
Spreading over the wetlands, Hula Nature Reserve supports water buffaloes, nutrias, otters, and swamp turtles, plus numerous indigenous plants and 200 species of migrating birds. The project of creating Israel's first nature reserve started in the 1950s, when swamps around the lake were drained. Follow the main swamp trail, dotted by bird-watching posts, and look out for kingfishers, pelicans, storks, cormorants, cranes, and waterfowl. The visitors' center features dioramas and 3D films on wildlife and bird migration. Remember to take binoculars with you. Add Hula Nature Reserve and other attractions to your Capernaum trip itinerary using our Capernaum trip planner .
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  • Wow, what an amazing place. Millions of birds stop here on the migration from Europe to Africa in the fall. We rented bikes and spent an hour touring the bird sanctuary. We listened to the music of th...  more »
  • It's that time of the year to go, not in April as we. The place is awesome but has to do during migration
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  • We stayed nearby, in Rosh Pina, with Kobi and Yaniv in Pina Balev, an excellent boutique hotel. This is not our first time, Kobi had recommended this place to us and every time we visit we go to watch...  more »

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Where to stay in Capernaum

Capernaum itself offers no accommodations, with the ruins of the village thankfully left undisturbed by modern developments. Visitors usually stay in the large town of Tiberias, itself a fascinating place with Biblical history. Look along the shoreline of Tiberias for some of the more upscale resorts and hotels, with many offering their own tours of the Sea of Galilee and Capernaum. For more budget-friendly options, go farther inland and look along the side streets that run off Highway 77.
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