The Wild Jordan Center, which has a magnificent location overlooking the old city of Amman, the Citadel, and the huge Jordanian flag, is owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and operated by ATICO Fakhreldin Group, a Jordanian holding company operating in multi-service hospitality management.
ATICO Fakhreldin Group and RSCN have formed a strong partnership between them and have become role models in their relationship, underlining the importance of such an alliance between the private sector and non-government organizations.
Wild Jordan Center has been recently renovated to provide more remarkable services, which include musical and cultural events, long-term lodges, meeting rooms, and an exceptional dining experience in various locations, while still conserving the essential spirit of Wild Jordan and supporting its local reserves.
It is also worth mentioning that the center is completely smoke-free and has a strong recycling program.
Wild Jordan Adventures (Ecotourism)
Ecotourism aims to generate income to support protection, create nature-inspired jobs that do not exert pressure on the natural resources of the area, change attitudes towards conservation, and help people understand and value their natural heritage. RSCN’s ecotourism initiatives are contributing to the sustainable development of RSCN-managed protected areas because the model is built on clear principles and objectives; both supporting nature conservation programs in target areas and creating jobs thus bringing social and economic benefits to the locals.
Wild Jordan Adventures (RSCN’s registered trademark) markets to eco-tourists an awe-inspiring variety of destinations to explore and action-packed activities to enjoy. Visiting one or more of Jordan’s nature reserves is the best way to discover the vastly different scenery and nature around Jordan.
Book your visit to one of the RSCN-managed nature reserves at Wild Jordan Center every day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Wild Jordan Crafts (The Nature Shop)
RSCN’s handicraft workshops are part of the socio-economic development program for local communities. Sixteen handicraft workshops have been set up in the past decade and are currently operated and managed by RSCN. The sixteen workshops are located in and around different RSCN-managed nature reserves in an effort to spread benefits to different underprivileged local communities. The workshops use the natural assets of protected areas to create sustainable economic and social benefits for local communities. These nature-inspired businesses create distinctive handmade products that are sold at Wild Jordan’s nine Nature Shops, which are located at each nature reserve and at the Wild Jordan Center in Amman. The unique and high-quality products are wonderful as souvenirs, gifts, or home decorations, and can be customized.
Purchase our high-quality handicrafts at Wild Jordan Nature Sho every day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Wild Jordan Center offers three training and conference rooms that are versatile and exquisite to fit various requirements. All the rooms have an outstanding view of the old city of Amman, the Citadel, and the huge Jordanian flag.
Azraq Room has a capacity of 25 pax in a u-shape setup, 40 pax in a classroom setup, 35 pax for workgroups, and 75 pax for a theatre-style setup. The Yarmouk Room has a capacity of 20 pax, occupies up to 22 people in a U-shaped setup, and occupies up to 40 pax in a workgroup/theatre style. Tree Room has a capacity of 22 pax for a u-shape setup, 30 pax for a classroom set up, 30 pax for workgroups, and 40 pax for a theatre-style set up.
Wild Jordan Center, with its exceptional surroundings, has often hosted several private functions. The Center boasts a special location admired and appreciated by many, hence the high demand to hold memorable events in it. The Center has held brunches, receptions, engagement parties, corporate and even sports and music events. It is a Center with a cause; it is environmental, smoke-free, and above all supports and works alongside RSCN and its dedication to the conservation of Jordan’s natural resources.
The Lodges are long-stay rentals with a simple environmentally friendly modern atmosphere. The design was created to use reclaimed wood, and recycled materials and the furniture was made locally and in the Jordanian reserves to support local communities.
They offer a bedroom, bathroom, living space, and a kitchenette. Each lodge has a magnificent view of Old Amman, with a small charming balcony and a small seating area. The five lodges are named after the reserves, protected by the Royal Society of Nature Center, and are fully furnished with the spirit of each reserve in terms of design and style, maintaining a simple and earthy feel.
The Lodges offer free daily cleaning service between 11 am-1 pm except for Fridays. Washing and drying services for up to a 5KG load have special rates, with a laundry return policy within 24hrs.
Food delivery is available from The Wild Jordan Center dining space, between 10 AM – 12 AM.
Adorned in blues, the Mujib Lodge is inspired by the Mujib Nature Reserve. It has a bedroom with a double bed, bathroom, open sitting space, a kitchen, and a balcony with a little seating area. Mujib Nature Reserve is considered the lowest natural reserve in the world, close to the east coast of the Dead Sea. The reserve is located deep in the Wadi Mujib gorge, which enters the Dead Sea at 410m below sea level. It serves as an internationally recognized staging ground for migratory birds such as white storks and Levant sparrows. The Reserve knows at least nine species of birds of prey.
The Dibeen Forest Lodge with its shades of green depicts The Reserve. It has a bedroom with a double bed, bathroom, open sitting space, a kitchen, and a balcony with a little seating area. The Reserve extends over 8.5 km2 of mountainous terrain, covering an area of pristine pine-oak habitat. The Forest is spread over steep slopes of limestone or chalky limestone rock types. The physical and age structure of the Forest as a whole is remarkably varied with trees of widely different ages and sizes and a distinct under-canopy in many areas. This variety is aided by the presence of wadis, which provide different aspects, moisture levels, and soil conditions throughout the Dibeen Forest.
Inspired by Ajloun Forest, with shades of green, the Lodge has a bathroom, an open living space with a double bed overlooking the sitting area, and a kitchen area. A balcony with a little seating area adds more charm to the Lodge. Ajloun Forest Reserve consists of Mediterranean-like hill country, ranging from 600-1100m above sea level, with a series of small and medium winding valleys. The Reserve has ecological importance and is represented by the evergreen oak vegetation type, which is typical of the northern highlands of Jordan. Throughout the years, these trees have been important to local people for their wood and quite often for their medicinal and nutritional value or simply as a food source. These woodlands also support a wide range of plant and animal biodiversity.
The Shaumari Wildlife Lodge with its shades of purple and red has a bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom, an open sitting space and a kitchen, and a balcony with a little seating area, connected to the bedroom. Shaumari Wildlife Reserve has been found to support highly varied biodiversity; so far more than 193 species of flora have been recorded at the reserve and six species of carnivores have been found to inhibit the area. Shaumari Wildlife Reserve was initially created as a breeding center aiming to breed and reintroduce the globally threatened and locally extinct wildlife and specifically the Arabian Oryx. Great efforts have been made to help animals rebuild their populations and reassert their presence within the safety of the reserve, protected from the hunting and habitat destruction that nearly wiped them out.
Rich colors of yellow and orange decorate the Dana Biosphere Lodge, which has a bathroom, an open living space with a double bed overlooking the sitting area, and a kitchen area. A balcony with a little seating area adds more charm to the Lodge.
The Dana Biosphere Reserve spans three climate zones ranging from the forested Mediterranean to the hottest Sudanian penetration. Dana Biosphere Reserve is home to hundreds of species living within diverse ecosystems and habitats. Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest biosphere reserve, covering 291 km2 of some of the most diverse landscapes in Jordan, and is a recognized model for the integration of conservation with socio-economic development, building rehabilitation, and the creation of Jordan’s first heritage village.
The View: A floating structure overlooking old Amman with an amazing panoramic view that offers a wholesome local seasonal menu with smoothies and fresh juices and organic coffee. It seats up to 50 people and the structure is closed during wintertime. The View operates during summertime as a fully open area.
The Trail: It is the largest area in the center and is the route to all areas of Wild Jordan. The main bar is situated in the area offering a variety of cocktails, green drinks, and organic coffee with an assortment of teas. The Trail has an indoor/outdoor seating area, respectively seating 30 and 40 people. The outdoor seating area overlooks old Amman. The Trail is ideal for large lunches or dinners.
The Family Café: The Family Room with a seating capacity of up to 50 people and offers a wonderful view of old Amman. It offers a healthy menu, set in outstanding surroundings with a fireplace, for a cozy and warm atmosphere during chilly nights and huge windows that are unlocked during fair weather. A children’s area is designated to engage children in activities that can help develop knowledge of Jordan’s reserves and the environment. A large communal table is ideal for big groups and families.
The Hub: The Hub is a relaxed seating area with couches and space, which has a breathtaking view offering a multipurpose relaxed room for reading, working, or leisure. It offers the same wholesome menu and seats up to 30 people. The Hub presents a library with various titles related to Jordan’s reserves. No music is allowed in order to maintain a library atmosphere.
Souq Al Shams Al Baladi:
This space in front of the Wild Jordan Center accommodates visitors to enjoy a genuine experience midst old Amman and is an open market for Baladi produce every Friday morning. The neighborhood is home to many old homes and buildings and ‘the salasel’, one of the oldest remaining walls of its type, separates the Center and stairways leading to the famous Rainbow Street.
The Wild Jordan Center offers a seasonal menu that provides wholesome and hearty choices. It has a wide variety of options to suit all tastes. The menu has an exceptional breakfast, seasonal salads, light sandwiches and wraps, and main meals that were inspired by the local cuisine. Delicious cocktails and smoothies are whipped up from seasonal fruits and vegetables. Reserve jams, honey, tea, and herbs are also available.