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Here you can experience the Negev desert in a native American style, in addition to an African hut and large tents for groups.
There are birds, parrots and huge horses that look like they came out of a Wild West movie.
The farm has a variety of accommodation options: the African cabin that looks like the house of Fred Flintstone, boutique suite and a native Americans village with ten tents, in each tent : mat, mattresses, lighting and a safe box .
You must bring a sheet,blankets and sleeping bags or you can rent sleeping bags in the farm.
In the Morning you can order an Israeli breakfast and water-watsu treatments .
The summer private pools that right next to the huts and tents, are just in the right temperature to cool off from the heat of the desert. The place is quite far away from grocery shops so be sure to bring some food and drinks. You also have two great restaraunt around you ( 15 min. drive more or less) – Kornmehl Goat Cheese Farm restaraunt and Juma’s.
Recommendation for activities in the area :
Mitzpeh Ramon is in a half an hour drive ,there you will get a magnificent view of one of the world’s largest craters that is 40 miles long .
Ein Ovdat 15 minutes drive and you’ll arrive to the most amazing oasis in the dessert. There is an amazing walking path that is not too long and very easy to walk ,with amazing canyons from each side,spectacular stream of water and wildlife all around you. You can choose one of two tracks, there is a short route that more suitable for families and the long route for those who has more experience in hiking though this route includes climbing iron ladders to the top of the cliff. At the end of the route you reach the Ein Ovdat pool .
Ben Gurion National Park – the gardens in this park was built around the burial plot where the first prime minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion and his wife Paula, were buried. You can walk through the gardens while admiring the spectacular views and the wildlife around you- about 50 ibexes that lives there and walk around freely near the visitors.