Dana Nature Reserve is run by The Royal Society for The Conservation of Nature (RSCN), an independent voluntary organization devoted to the conservation of Jordan's natural resources. Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor, RSCN was established in 1966 with His Majesty the late King Hussein as Honorary President. RSCN has the mission of protecting and managing the natural resources of Jordan, for it is responsible for protecting wildlife and wild places. Thus, it is one of the few voluntary organizations in the Middle East with such a public service mandate.
Perched on the edge of Wadi Dana, the simple but beautifully styled Dana Guesthouse offers breathtaking views of the reserve, basic but comfortable rooms (below), traditional Arabic food, and friendly service. It contains just nine bedrooms, most with private terraces.