Hula Nature Reserve, Galilee

4.7
#3 of 9 in Wildlife in Northern District
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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  • The migration of thousands of cranes is a true spectacle. My only issue is having to be carted around by a tractor, more freedom would be nice.  more »
  • This place is on the migration route for birds to and from Europe and Africa. During the migration season there are thousands of birds on the reserve.  more »
  • The Hula Nature Reserve was not nearly as busy as Tel Dan or Banias Reserves. Not sure why as we found it quite special. There is a nice loop trail round the reserve – we saw: water buffalo, pelican, ...  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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