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Samhan Mountain

Samhan Mountain

The reserve is one of the last refuges for the Arabian leopard. The most important prey species are Arabian gazelle, Nubian ibex, Cape hare, rock hyrax, Indian crested porcupine, desert hedgehog and several bird species.

A further 100m down the coastal highway you’ll come to another turn-off on the left with a cluster of signs pointing variously to Tawi Attair, Wadi Darbat and Taiq Cave; this is one of several roads which climb into the lofty uplands of the Jebel Samhan, as the section of the Dhofar Mountains east of Salalah is known. Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Dhofar, Oman. It has an area of 4,500 square kilometres (1,700 sq mi) and has no permanent population. It is one of the last places with wild Arabian leopards. The reserve is one of the last refuges for the Arabian leopard. The most important prey species are Arabian gazelle, Nubian ibex, Cape hare, rock hyrax, Indian crested porcupine, desert hedgehog and several bird species. Occasionally they might prey on domestic live stock. Other predators, which are found in the reserve, include caracal, striped hyena and Arabian wolf.

Location -
Address: P.O. Box-200, Jabal Al Samhan, Mirbat, Salalah, Ad Dhofar Governorate, Sultanat of Oman

Contact Information - 
Phone: 00968 22088000, Fax: 00968 22088000
Web: http://www.beautifulsalalah.com/wadi-darbat-salalah/
Email: minister_sec@omantourism.gov.om

 
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