Israel’s Negev Desert covers over half of Israel spanning the southern section of the country and includes the southern section of the Dead Sea.
In the past, many animals were common in the Negev Dessert that today, living mainly in the African savannah.
Animals like Persian onager and the Arabian oryx have successfully been reintroduced.
Unfortunately, they haven’t yet had the same success with the Negev ostrich.
Main cities in the Negev are today are some of the same as those in Biblical times, such as Beersheba and Arad, which have fascinating archaeological parks.
It also has some of the most interesting non-Biblical historical sites.
Arguably the most impressive of these is Shivta, which has never been conquered or destroyed.
Related to modern Zionist history, you can visit the first prime minster David Ben Gurion’s house in Kibbutz Sde Boker.
The Negev Desert is also full of fun activities like jeep and camel of the desert, sandboarding on the dunes, and rappelling down the cliffs of the Ramon Crater.
Also, the Negev wine route encompasses a number of vineyards and wineries which offer tours and tastings.
Not to mention, the lack of light pollution makes the desert is perfect for stargazing, especially during the biannual meteor shower, and astrophotography.
If you’re planning on visiting Mamshit National Park then the Nabataean Khan campgrounds may be a good option for you. It is also close to the Dead Sea and about …