An incredible location in the hills Poorly signed from the main road Nice tracks from the camp Brilliant views of the adjacent mountains and Wadi Araba The trekking trails are available to walk with our without a local guide.
We weren't really sure what to expect with this camp as it was the first one I've been to that provided just breakfast but not dinner. We packed a bit heavy as we were expecting to drive right to the camp site. They have all cars dropped at the entrance facility and then you take a truck or shuttle bus down into the valley to the campsite. This was pretty nice as there wasn't a parking lot right next to the camp, but if you forgot something in your car, it would've been a long walk/ride back to the top. There are an array of teepees set up around a large "Bedouin Tent" for eating and hanging out in. The Bedouin tent has long couches and tables as well as small stools for sitting on. Unfortunately it faces away from the hills/valleys. Maybe this is due to the wind. They told us to leave the firewood we'd brought, but we should've taken it down since we didn't bring charcoal. If you are planning to grill bring everything you need for cooking except the grill base-they provide that. Luckily we just planned to heat up some pre-cooked food and we got by with coals from the campfire. Teepees are good for sleeping but not much else. There are sealed, so it isn't a dirt floor- typical plastic tent bottom. They provide a decent mattress on the ground and a clean set of sheets, pillowcase and blankets for every camper. I was pleased to get a top sheet, since so many hotels don't even give you one these days. You'll need to make your own bed. Some of our group brought sleeping bags and they were happy with that. I thought the blankets were adequate. It was warmer down by the tents than at the registration desk but it got chilly overnight. I assume it would be very hot during the day in the summer months. The views and hikes are amazing. Fantastic sandstone formations for you to climb on. Views down into valleys as well as in to the Jordan valley south of the Dead Sea. There are caves to explore. You can make the hikes as difficult as you like. Some scrambles and climbs are available. There are a few treacherous parts, but anyone who is generally mobile should be fine. Breakfast was typical fare-boiled eggs, flat bread, cucumbers, some fruit, lebna, hummous, etc. I'd bring your own food to compliment it and plenty of water and snacks for hiking as well as a full dinner. The staff was basically hands-off with us the whole time we were there. Besides offering us tea on arrival and then telling us when breakfast was. That was nice. Might not be what some people expect. There were quite a few day groups that showed up while we were there. Basically they'd bus in 20-30 people who'd mostly hang out in the main area and take lots of selfies and then leave in a few hours. You'll want to lay claim to a portion of the main tent to eat dinner in, or you might lose it to the day campers. They all seemed to leave before sunset. Bathrooms were nicer than expected. Multiple stalls, sinks with soap, even showers-although there was only one knob, so there might not be hot water. The bathrooms at the registration center were dirty, no soap, so I had low expectations for the ones at the camp. The views and hikes made this worth it. I think it beat Wadi Rum for hikes and views. It was super green in April, not sure what it will be like in a month.…
Very badly indicated: a few additional signs on the way would be needed. Even when this info is communicated as a recommendation to the visitor center, it is not taken seriously. The so called « deluxe tents » are in fact large and simple tents. However you get a mattress simply on a cement floor (a Jordanian rug/carpet would have been a nice to to have), with very clean bed linens. You do not get cold at night since nice heavy clean covers are provided. The staff is friendly, smiley. Excellent dinners and breakfasts.
Stayed one night here in an economy tent which was spacious with clean sheets and comfortable matress and blankets. The economy tents are located close together so if you want a little more privacy with a place to sit outside your tent then opt for the luxury tents but we were happy with our choice and there’s plenty of other places to to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Cold water showers were fine for a quick freshen up. Good food served as a buffet for dinner and breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. We did all 3 hikes that you can do unguided - it’s a stunning and peaceful area with lots of wildflowers and birds.
The camp site itself was absolutely beautiful, one of the highlights of our trip. It was easy to park at the visitor centre and for the staff to take the guests down to the campsite in the back of a truck on a very bumpy road. Around the camp site there were a few walks which were nice and easy to do within one nights stay. The tent itself was clean and quite comfortable overnight. The food at the camp site was quite nice the dinner and breakfast had a variety of food on the buffet and was able to cater for vegetarians. The bathrooms were clean, don’t expect any hot water. The only downside to the camp is that it is very expensive for what it is, extremely overpriced.