Safari Wagon

Birdwatching in Hula Valley

Seeing wild cranes up close is notoriously difficult because, under normal circumstances, the entire flock will fly off if approached. This 50-seat Safari Wagon – camouflaged and pulled by an utterly unremarkable (from a crane’s point of view) John Deere tractor – offers visitors unparalleled crane-watching opportunities. It's a good idea to call ahead for times and reservations.

The concept came from a local farmer, who noticed that the one moving object that cranes showed no fear of was their great benefactor, the corn tractor. So he had a brilliant idea: the corn tractor could be used to transport not only corn but also birdwatchers. You can see the birds without even having to crane your neck!