Ein Gedi Reserve stretches west of the Dead Sea. It was declared a reserve in 1971 and a national park in 2002. Here visitors have the opportunity to see a real desert oasis with four springs, two of which run all year round, and David's Waterfall. There are many species of plants, many species of migratory and resident birds, and several species of mammals. Not far from the oasis is Kibbutz Ein Gedi, which gives visitors a great opportunity to get to know life in such communities. The kibbutz has a botanical garden and an Eco Park that visitors love.