Overnight Stay at our camp
Welcome to our camp
Hospitality is an important part of Bedouin culture. We try to do everything possible to make your stay at our desert camp comfortable and enjoyable.
When you arrive at our camp we will show you around and take you to your sleeping tent so you can settle in. There is a cup of tea for you in the dining tent, and from there you can watch the sunset and the colours in the sky.
You can explore our camp area, sit on the sand hills not far from the sleeping tents, climb a small mountain for an even more amazing view, or relax in the shaded area outside the big tent.
Evenings at our camp
After dinner, we sit around a fire, and talk about our life in the Wadi Rum desert. We will answer your questions about our Bedouin culture, and sing a song or two.
As it gets dark the awe-inspiring night sky of the desert, filled with billions of stars, gradually appears. You can lie back on a mattress near the fire in the quiet of the desert and gaze at the shooting stars, the planets, constellations, and the Milky Way. Our camp is not near very high mountains so we have a wide expanse of sky which means great star-viewing. And with unobstructed views to the north, we are in a great location for time-lapse photos of the stars circling Polaris, the North Star.
When you are tired you can retire to your sleeping tent for a good night's rest in a comfortable bed.
Or, as an added option, you can sleep under the stars. A guide will take you by jeep to a place with no light pollution at all (except for the moon on some nights). We will provide mat and mattress and blanket for you, and you can sleep directly under the stars.
We look forward to welcoming you to our camp in the Wadi Rum desert!
About our Camp
Our camp is located 11 kms south of Wadi Rum village, deep in the Wadi Rum Protected Area, and overlooking both the red and white deserts towards the south. The area is famous for its spectacular sunset views. Towards the north is Jebel Qatar, and in the distance, the mountains of Jebel Rum and Um Ishreen.
The Dining Tent
Our big dining tent has large windows that open on three sides to let the desert breeze cool the air. The view arcs from south-west to north-west, across an expanse of sand, and provides year-round views of the sun setting over distant mountains.
We serve your meals in the big tent, and tea and coffee and cool drinks are available on your arrival and throughout the evening. You can relax and enjoy a cup of tea, chat with fellow travellers, and take in the amazing view.
We serve dinner after sunset in summer and around 7.00pm in winter.
Breakfast is served at 7.30am.
There is a power point and USB points for you to recharge your phones.
We have 10 sleeping tents, the exterior made with the black and white goat hair material used for traditional Bedouin tents, and interior is fabric walls and lino flooring. Each tent has two, three, or five single beds, and can accommodate up to 22 people in total.
For your comfort and convenience, the tents feature the following:
Dinner and breakfast are served buffet-style in the dining tent. The food is healthy, a mixture of Jordanian favourites and traditional Bedouin cooking.
When we have many visitors we prepare a Bedouin BBQ, or zarb, for dinner. In Arabic, زرب . Meat and vegetables are cooked under the ground and the food tastes delicious. You are welcome to watch when we take this meal out of the of the ground.
The bathrooms are shared, and we have separate bathrooms for men and women. Hot and cold water are available. The hot water is solar-heated and dependent on sunny weather. The cold water is not so cold in the middle of summer.
In the men's bathroom are:
Overnight at our camp the night before your tour
Most of our tours include the option of staying overnight at our camp after the tour.
If you would like to arrive the evening before and stay at our camp the night before your tour also you will find full details about this on the Staying the night before your tour page.