We took 4 days out of a trip to Israel to head to Jordan, Petra Wadi Masa and Wadi Rum.
Pam had arranged in advance with Mehedi to have an overnight stay in the desert. We arrived early in the morning and where taken to Mehdis home where we discussed the trip and meet his brothers. We travelled by camels,owned by other Bedouins in wadi Rum and rode to the watering hole used by the Bedouin and Lawrence of Arabia. We were taken out into the desert for a 24 hour trip by Audi, Mehedi’s brother, in an open top truck which gave unbroken panoramic views of the rock and sandscape.
The rock masses were amazing with different coloured sand stone and shapes formed in them. There were French rock climbers scaling the amazing skeletal rock faces that are littered over the area. On one of the rock formations that we climbed with Audi the stone was a hue of purple and white it has to be seen to be believed. You may see these in my friend Pammoore123s review dated 31/01/10.
We watched the sun going down from a sand dune then drove on to the site where we camped for the night
Audi was brilliant company he had lots of stories to tell he seemed to be happy and content and was an excellent guide and host. Audi related stories about his families Bedouin history which was fascinating.
We spent the night camping out under a huge rock face around a huge campfire. We eat delicious food made by our hosts mum, did some dancing with Audi and brother, who also sang us Bedouin songs. The night sky was unbelievable we saw the Milky Way and the brightest stars ever. Audi his brother and there cousin were brilliant and charming hosts. This was the highlight of our holiday along with the amazing spectacle of Petra. We meet lots of friendly and hospitable Jordanians along the way.
Apologies to Audi if i have missed spelt your name!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy some dinner, the stars and the night in the desert. This Bedouin camp is in the white desert in a unique and beautiful location, secluded and away from any other tourist camps well within the protected area of Wadi Rum. We have simple desert bathrooms which have showers and toilets (Arab & Western). We have a comfortable main tent with a fire for sitting and relaxing in. Guests sleep in Bedouin tents which are supplied with mattresses and plenty of blankets. Guests also have the option of sleeping outside under the stars, in the camp or we can take you to a special camping spot in the wilderness area, away from the camp. ... more less