This is the place to go to if you are thinking about Wadi Rum. The camp has just the right size, a great location and the perfect ambience for an unforgettable night in desert.
I have lived in Jordan for a year now and in that time I have been in Wadi Rum over and over again. And it is fair to say: Khaled's Camp is the greatest place I could imagine there.
Wadi Rum is a magic place with a very special feeling. Seeing the huge rocks lining up in the middle of a flat sand desert is already fascinating. Hiking through canyons or up to stone bridges, riding a camel or getting a grasp of the sheer size of the desert exploring it by jeep is probably one of my most memorable experiences so far. Really breathtaking however is the night: A seemingly infinite amount of stars glimmering above you, making you feel part of the universe. In the completest silence you have ever experienced, lying in the sand looking at the stars you can almost feel the earth rotating below you.
Khaled's Camp is just the perfect match for this athmosphere. The last thing you want in Wadi Rum is the kitsch and flashiness that you find in a lot of the other camps. The simplicity of the camp makes it seem just part of this place.
What the camp lacks in fancy equipment, the hosts make more than up for by there incredible hospitality. Always with a joke on their lips, Khaled, Omar and Ali fullfil each of your wishes before you can even ask for it. The food is delicious - and often enough you can watch them cook it.
Khaled, the owner of the camp, is one of the very few bedouin alive today, who actually still have been born and raised in the desert. Almsot all his life he has spent living in a tent, exploring the desert with his feet. A selfmade man who taught himself English with the tourists and can tell you good night in almost every language of the world, he is the perfect guide who can fill you in not only on the sights of Wadi Rum, but also the traditions, habits and history of the place.
Wadi Rum is magical. So is this camp.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Khaled's Camp is a certified eco-friendly tour and accommodation provider located in the Wadi Rum Protected Area. We offer a wide variety of activities ranging from half day desert trips to multi-day hiking and trekking tours. Our camp is located 14kms from Rum Village in the desert, with 18 tents nestled against iconic sandstone cliffs and provides stunning views of the sunset year round. ... more less
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