Starts from Sde Boker Area (20 min north of Mitzpe Ramon)
no hidden fees
The Negev Desert Night Safari tour takes you into the wondrous desert landscape after sunset, when the stars light the night sky, and the abundant desert wildlife wake up and begin their day.
The Negev Desert Night Safari tour takes you into the wondrous desert landscape after sunset, when the stars light the night sky, and the abundant desert wildlife wake up and begin their day. Sometimes the desert deceives man, and at night, the desert is awake. Our Negev Desert Night Safari tour is something truly magical, unforgettable, and highly recommended.
Negev Desert Night Safari Tour
Led by an animal behaviour expert and desert local and lover, you’ll head out into the Negev desert at nighttime. With you path lit by spotlight from your 4 wheel drive vehicle, you’ll embark upon a search for desert wildlife, hoping to encounter the wolf, hyena, desert fox, hare, porcupine, ibex, bats, gerbil, owl. Or even the leopard. Each of these animals is going about his business, the gerbil is on guard for predators, the owl or fox. Meanwhile, the bats are hunting the moths, and the ibex, who you might well encounter during day-time, can’t be too off guard, just in case that leopard surprises.
For those who wish to enhance the experience further, there is an option for nomadic style chicken meal cooked over coals on the bonfire in the desert. For those who don’t wish to eat, we’ll just drink desert tea under the stars.
Negev Night Safari Tour details
Tours last for approximately 3 hours. Start time will vary seasonally based on sunset (from 6pm in winter months to 9pm in summer months)
Start point for these tours is either Sde Boker (recommended)
You’ll be accompanied all times by an experienced desert guide who also happens to be an animal behaviour expert
The desert meal option of chicken baked on coals under the night sky, costs $40 per person