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Saleh's Safari Camp, in the heart of Wadi Rum, at the foot of Jebel Khazali, wadirumtous start here!
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in the heart of the Wadi Rum protected area family meals, outdoors, round the camp-fire
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Saleh's Safari Camp, in the heart of Wadi Rum, at the foot of Jebel Khazali, wadirumtous start here!
in the heart of the Wadi Rum protected area
family meals, outdoors, round the camp-fire
trekking and camel-riding are easy options from the camp
the setting is as natural and tranquil and protected as you can imagine
the bedouin symbol of hospitality is the coffee pot
We have just (late 2013) installed new showers and wash basins, at the desert camp
Wadi Rum is famous for its spectacular rock bridges
there's 4x4 transport from the camp in Rum village to the camp in the heart of the desert
Lawrence's spring where he washed and rested after the capture of Aqaba
And we're keen to introduce new ideas, when they can blend in without doing damage!!
Saleh Musa, his wife and family run the bedouin tent like a special guest house, plus they run tours
to the south of Rum, on the Saudi border is Jordan's highest mountain
preparing for a day's safari -- safe adventure for all ages
we have developed a unique 'behind the veil' tour for women only, to learn bedouin skills
a branch of the Hijaz railway runs close to Wadi Rum, cutting through virgin desert
climb up then roll down the blood orange sand-dunes of Rum
ancient inscriptions in many caves and canyons, believed to date from the Nabateans who build Petra
imagine waking up to this view
or settling down to sleep after the perfect, peaceful sunset
and, most important!!, two new, European-style loo/WC/toilet/lavatory, in a nearby stone building
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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Wadi Rum Village, Wadi Rum, Al Aqabah Governorate

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ftmpc
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“One of a kind experience ”
Reviewed August 9, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Saleh is extremely friendly, honest and reliable. His nephew musa was our driver and was equally lovely. Saleh arranged transfer from Petra to wadi rum for 45JD and then took us to his house for tea and to meet his lovely wife. We did an hour tour round some of the local area before coming back for an interesting home made lunch....

We then did a hour camel ride for 55JD for 2 people which was great followed by about 4 hours visiting places in wadi rum which is as spectacular as they say.

Overnight stay in the camp, simple but adequate cabin/tent and much better food for dinner and breakfast!

The trip was easy, well organized and very good value for money.

Only improvements would be more info about the sights in wadi rum itself. Some reviewers said they felt saleh wasn't present enough- I think that's unfair as he is the manager and simply deploys his staff! I suspect the setup as it is may struggle to be as effective in busy season- we had the royal treatment as were the only ones there!

Date of stay: August 2017
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Xiao C
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bedouin kindness and hospitality”
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Wadi Rum's beauty and vastness is a spectacle for the eyes, mind and soul. There are many tour and accomodation providers, and I highly recommend Saleh to explore Rum safely and memorably.

We spent the day on a 4x4 with Mosa (Saleh's nephew). I was with another adventurous couple and together we scaled boulders, hiked canyons and attempted to sandboard lol. Mosa is quiet but attentive.

At the end of the day, we returned to Saleh's camp to watch the sunset over Rum. The rooms/bathrooms are clean and comfortable. The food is delicious and plentiful, I don't think I ever went hungry lol.

My favorite moments were listening to broken music in the car with Mosa lol, and drinking minty tea while sitting in silence under the stars. Some great memories on my first trip to Jordan.

Date of stay: August 2017
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tomeknesk...
Warsaw, Poland
1 review
“The best way to discover real Wadi Rum”
Reviewed July 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The adventure with Saleh and his family was great. We met his wife, who cookes deliciously and rode on camels. Saleh's nephew, Musa, gave us a two day trip around Wadi Rum in pickup. The desert was spectacular. In Saleh's desert camp you can find everything you need for unforgettable and comfortable stay.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Heather C
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The only way to go is with Saleh and Wadi Rum Tours”
Reviewed July 3, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had the privilege to meet saleh and his family - he took us out to the wadi and showed us heaven - so much fun for our family then back to his cool house/majalis where we were comfortable relaxed and fed a delish home cooked Bedouin meal! Thank you for the brilliant time - you were the highlight for us and Jordan

Date of stay: July 2017
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Zhuzhka
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Wadi Rum”
Reviewed June 23, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We had a wonderful experience with Saleh and his borther Atik, who drove us all over Wadi Rum. The desert is amazing! People are really friendly and helpful. Saleh's wife cooked a delicious dinner for 6 of us. We stayed the night over in their camp. We watched the stars in the evening. Atik lead us to a nice place for lunch and made tea. He also showed a plant used for soap in the desert. We did sandboarding and watched the sunset.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Isles M
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“how to fall in love with Wadi Rum”
Reviewed May 15, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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We stayed in Saleh's desert camp for two nights and 2 days. Our experience there made Wadi Rum our favourite destination in a month long tour of Middle East countries.

Wadi Rum is stunning and we got to see both the popular sites and the hidden treasures that are too far in for day trippers to get to. It was great to visit locations where we saw no other visitors - it made the experience even more magical.

Saleh's camp is similar to others in Rum - I think there's about 20 all up scattered around. The 'tent' is more like a cabin, solid and lined with board with a small window. It contains camp beds, pillows and blankets - we took sleeping bag liners and I would recommend doing this. There is a shared bathroom with showers and toilets but remember you're in the middle of a desert with no plumbing so water is trucked in and sewerage is trucked out.

This is a true family business with people who have lived in Rum for generations (unlike other Rum operators who pass off Syrian workers as family members!). Everyone in the family is warm and welcoming.

Saleh welcomed us and joined us for meals and was busy booking people's tours. On our first day, Saleh's nephew Musa took us around. On the second day, Saleh's brother Attik took us to out of the way locations where he dropped us off at various points and met us at the other end of the walk. We don't speak any Arabic and Attik spoke some English so we used maps drawn in the ground to help us with directions!

He cooked us a delicious hot lunch in the middle of the desert and made delicious local tea with zataar grown in the desert. Both days we had plenty of water and snacks supplied. I'm vegetarian and there was no issue with catering for me.

Considering the accommodation, food and touring Saleh's wadirumtours.com is extremely good value for money.

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bnradtke
Hyattsville, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Genuine Bedouin camp and personalized tours”
Reviewed May 3, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

My husband and I had heard great things about Wadi Rum, so we knew we wanted to stay with a Bedouin and get two days out of it (we were only in Jordan 24-28th of April). Saleh was the first place I looked at and thought it would be amazing even after looking at other locations. It is truly a unique experience. A few things really stuck out to us.
1. It truly is a family business. They are in it together, and they let you also feel like you are in the family. The food is amazing; Alia (Saleh's wife) is an amazing cook.
2. It is very personalized. Even with several different groups in their camp, they will take you wherever you want to go. If you change your mind, no problem. Also, as they see you enjoying certain things, they will tailor your trip to see more of the things you enjoy.
3. They are very genuine and good people. They want to share the desert with you in a way that you enjoy it. One of the things I loved about them is that they would take you to the main things, but they would also take you to the hidden special places they have found that other companies don't know about and wouldn't take you to.

This was our first trip to Wadi Rum, and we absolutely enjoyed our time with Saleh and his family. We plan on going back and hopefully staying with them again. It may seem a little expensive at first, but you have to understand that it is very personal and essentially a private tour through one of the most beautiful places on earth. And it's amazing local food (they'll even teach you how to eat it like a local ). We would recommend them to anyone who wants to experience a slightly modern version of Bedouin life and get to know a local family.

Date of stay: April 2017
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