The Ajloun Forest Lodge is a campsite situated on the edge of the forest in the Ajloun Nature Reserve in the north of Jordan. It occupies a large grassy clearing, enclosed by oak, pistachio and strawberry trees, and offers beautiful views of the reserve and beyond to the west bank and the snow-capped Jebel Sheikh mountain range in Lebanon. There are 5 cabins with private facilities and small terraces and 10 'African style' tented lodges with terrace and shared facilities. The campsite is open from 1 April to 31 October.
The Ajloun Reserve, covering 13 sq kms, was established in 1988 and is a habitat for many woodland animals such as badger, fox, wild boar and roe deer and many birds including gold finch, turtle dove and hooded crow. In spring it is full of colourful wild flowers and there are many scenic walking trails passing through local villages and olive orchards. The rich history of the area is evident in its many archaeological ruins such as a Zeidanian mosque in Tubna village, which dates back to 1750 A.D., and the ruins of an old Byzantine church in Zubia village. Also nearby is the Ajloun Castle (Qal'at Ar-Rabad), which was built by one of Saladin's generals in 1184 A.D. to protect the trade and commercial routes between Jordan and Syria.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.