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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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mkmol3
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Unique Experience”
Reviewed 6 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Saleh is very friendly host and he is doing a lot of effort to make his guests feel comfortable in his camp.
Because of a sandstorm we arrived very late. Saleh and his wife still prepared a lovely dinner for us and warmly welcomed us. During the day we had been shown around the beautiful Wadi Rum desert with its unique landmarks. Mostly it was not too crowded of tourists.
The camp itself is equipped with electricity, hot water in the showers and western style toilets.
Also I did not had been a problem for Saleh to return us early morning back to our car to continue our trip. Saleh even supported us a lot to get back our lost luggage from our previous flight.

Thanks again for everything Saleh!

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: Hospitality of the host Saleh and his wife; the location of the camp
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John H
2 reviews
“Excellent Experience with Saleh and his Family!”
Reviewed 2 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Having been to Wadi Rum I decided to take two friends with my on a recent trip to Jordan to share this unbelievable experience. Saleh and his family were very hospitable, accommodating and provided an excellent experience! We were in Jordan on business and booked last minute with Saleh, who did his very best to accommodate us and not make us feel rushed. His nephew took us around, showed us Wadi Rum and made sure that we experience the most that we could in our short amount of time. Before we left his wife cooked a delicious meal. She even separated the meat from the main dish because one in the group was a vegetarian. You don't find hospitality like that in many tourist places. Excellent experience with an excellent family....a must-do while in Jordan!

Date of stay: September 2015
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LeonardRO...
Satu Mare, Romania
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“a dream come true”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in April 2015

For an once in a lifetime experience inside a true bedouin family, look no further! There are many camp sites in Wadi Rum, but I knew what I wanted.. to sense that magical feeling in the desert, to sleep under the stars and get a glimpse of how the locals live. I got more !
Saleh and Alia welcomed us in their family and for a moment I felt like a part of it.. They do know how to make you comfortable and what you get is the real experience. The camp is nice, the food was really great (with traditional food cooked by Alia - his wife) and yes.. you have even a bathroom with shower in the desert !
You can walk outside the camp and wander on your own for an outstanding sunset.
The jeep ride in the desert was full of fun and enjoyment whether you go with Saleh or his brother.. we felt secure and we saw more than we were thinking.. you just have to experience it.. it was my dream... and they helped it make it true.. thank you!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Shamba1
Bordeaux, France
2 reviews
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“A magical experience even with a three year old!”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We loved every minute of our stay. Very personal and totally unique. We arrived without having had lunch so Saleh wonderful wife made some food for us before we headed into the dessert with his brother who could not have done more to make our experience interesting. He even helped our little 3 year old get to the top of rocks and he took many of the best photos we have. We surf boarded down a sand dune and after lots of other interesting stops we ended up with a delicious home cooked meal and a very comfortable camp site. the next morning we rode camels out of the dessert en famille. This was a highlight for all the family with memories we will have forever.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The warm generosity of a genuine Jordanian family
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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maggioam
arlington, va
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“This is the real deal!”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This was a highlight of out trip to the Middle East. What our family experienced was an authentic experience. We enjoyed the comfort of a large tent that held our entire family but were offered more than one tent to spread out if needed. Saleh was an excellent guide to show us all the sights of the desert via jeep. We stopped to sand board down a dune and helped to feed his camels at the end of the day. He has a lovely family and his wife served us a delicious evening meal. I liked that Saleh and his wife are running a family business, they have lived here their whole lives and are the "real deal". It is best to call Saleh direct on his cell phone to arrange visit dates and plans. He was helpful in arranging transportation from Amman to Petra and Wadi Rum and then on to Allenby Bridge at the end. The driver he arranged was the best we had during our 2 weeks in the East. This is a unique experience that we will not soon forget. Thank you Saleh and Alia and family. You were so gracious to us.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jeroen B
Boise, Idaho
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162 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Yes, you do with the bedouin family in this camp”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Alia and Saleh work side by side to make everyone's stay a special one. This is a well organised camp with basic accommodation, decent bathrooms, solar lights, and the whole nine yard dessert under the stars experience. And what a spectacular traditional home cooked meal!

Date of stay: May 2015
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TimVdHerr...
Ghent, Belgium
1 review
“Unique experience & wonderful family business”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Saleh and Alia run a superb authentic family business.

Saleh put together a great tour for us in Wadi Rum, with a 3 hour jeep tour in the desert to show the highlights, a great overnight stay in their desert based bedouin camp and a camel ride back to the Rum village. Wadi Rum was definitely one of the most unique experiences for us.

Saleh's wife, Alia made us excellent bedouin food for dinner and breakfast in their desert camp which very comfortable (excellent beds, running water, toilets and you could even take a shower)

Date of stay: May 2015
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