AT HOME IN WADI RUM
PERSONAL TOURS AND DESERT CAMPING
 
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Welcome; I'm Saleh. With my wife and family we offer every kind of guided tour in Rum. Camping, 4x4 safaris, mountain scrambles, bedouin cooking and culture, desert trekking, secret valleys and special places. Ten different tours! Mix and match from each tour to create your own individual experience. Stay in
Saleh's Safari Camp near Jebel Khazali to explore the real Wadi Rum.
 
Justin DaveyJustin Davey
10:40 27 Jul 22
Saleh and his family took us in like we were their own daughters. More than just a tour, they offered a family experience, all the while seeing the famous sites throughout Wadi Rum, learning some history, enjoying fantastic food, marveling at the brilliant desert night-sky, and riding a camel (an extra expense, but must-do if it's your first time -- there is no better setting).Saleh was very clear and timely in his communication leading up to our visit. I highly recommend him, especially for unaccompanied female travelers.
Petra SzajkoPetra Szajko
21:15 11 Jun 22
My husband and I booked a 4x4 tour and stayed in Saleh’s camp. It was one of our best experience in our life the camp is well equipped and comfortable. Saleh’s son Moaz took us on a tour with one of their 4x4 car which we enjoyed very much Moaz is the best tour guide in Wadi Rum he took us all of the nice places what Wadi Rum can offer and told us every story about the local places and the people. After we had a really nice meal cooked by Saleh’s wife and watched the sunset which is the best to look from the benches by the camp. Thank you very much will never forget.
BartekBartek
22:02 12 May 22
With Saleh you are not treated as a tourist but as a true guest in his home. We had a chance to see marvellous magic of Wadi Rum with all major spots and the sunset on the desert. Evening and overnight in his desert camp will stay with us as a unforgettable memory. We were travelling as a family with three children and the whole day trip enriched with camel ride was the best time we spent in our trip to Jordan.
Newbold PicturesNewbold Pictures
18:19 26 Apr 22
Had the best time spending two nights in Saleh’s camp and getting to know him and his family. They treated us like family and took great care of us from the transportation to seeing the best sites. Alia, his wife made delicious food catered to our dietary needs and likes and we had a ton of fun spending a day in the desert with his son, Moaz. We left with memories we will cherish and will definitely want to come back! Can not say enough great things about the experience.
Martha NewboldMartha Newbold
09:27 25 Apr 22
Thank you very much, Saleh and Alia, for welcoming us into your camp. You made us feel like family! Thank you for cooking delicious vegetarian meals for the five of us. The camel ride was safe and unforgettable. Your handsome son, Moaz, gave us a great full-day tour of the nearby stunning sites; cooked a meal for our leisurely lunch as we relaxed in the cool shade, and timed it perfectly to close our day with a spectacular sunset experience. We will long remember sleeping outside under the starry, desert sky. Blessings on you and your family.We will treasure our very fond memories of being with you all.
Charles BodsworthCharles Bodsworth
18:46 20 Apr 22
My family group of four had a wonderful experience with Saleh and his family and I highly recommend Saleh’s Safari Camp.I was looking for a local company that I could book with direct (not through a booking site or an agent). Saleh’s website accurately describes the tours and stays he offers and the prices - there is nothing hidden.We opted to take a camel ride out into the desert before being picked up by a family member for a memorable ride in the back of a pick up truck. The driver took us to all the best places (along with tourists with other operators) and then let us get on with it. In other words we had the best balance of a guide and freedom.The camp is perfect: basic, but comfortable and clean. Saleh’s wife cooked us a delicious meal and breakfast the next day. There were just two other family groups staying and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.We took our children aged 14 and 13 and this is perfect for adventurous teenagers.
Eoin RedmondEoin Redmond
16:04 19 Feb 22
Saleh was really welcoming and friendly. Nothing was rushed, he took his time to take us to the best spots. Ride was very bumpy and shaky in the jeep, but I believe that is to be expected on the Wadi Rum desert terrain. Got some excellent photos Great experience, great value for money too!
Chris PriceChris Price
11:09 27 Nov 21
You must must must come visit Saleh and his family! A real Bedouin experience with spiced tea, delicious home cooked meals and guided tours deep into the beautiful Wadi Rum protected area. All included in one very reasonable price.This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity to stay with an incredible family with stories, songs and amazing local meals.Call to make reservations now.
JamesJames
18:32 12 Oct 21
What a wonderful place! Stayed several nights here; Saleh and his family are great hosts, wonderful food, the tours were both relaxing and spectacular. This camp has no neighbors close by, and is very very quiet. The stars are bright at night. Staying here is like visiting family.
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Two of Saleh's recent visitors,a photographer and a film-maker, recorded their impressions.Many thanks to luzmartin.com and Pablo
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We're bedouin, born here in Rum, members of the proud Huwaitat tribe, descendants of the Nabateans who built Petra and helped to give the Arab world its freedom more than 100 years ago.
 
no risks but lots of adventure
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We offer adventure tourism for all ages. We welcome children!! And their grandparents too! As well as women travellers. Also independent tourists.
 
Saadeq
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Saadeq is the Arabic word for honest. It's important to us that you leave here loving Rum as much as we do, having had a totally authentic experience. The prices on this site are what you'll pay; there are no hidden extras.
 
cheapest for families and couples
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We believe we offer the best value in Rum for families and for couples. Our tour charges are the same for one person or a couple or a family!
 
your Wadi Rum
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Look around this site, tell us what you want and we'll design the perfect visit for you; we can even organise a camel race! . Book a tour now or customise it any way you want.
 
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Saleh has two camps with modern showers and WC facilities; besides Saleh's Safari Camp deep in the desert, he has one in Rum village itself. So if you're just looking for simple overnight accommodation we can provide that too; just let us know!
Lawrence's Spring
 
 
LAWRENCE'S SPRING -- a short description written by Lawrence himself.

Just above Rum village and an easy walk from the restaurant and the ruined Nabatean temple, is one of the most special locations in Wadi Rum. And one with a genuine link to Lawrence of Arabia. It's called Ash Shallala and is indeed Lawrence's spring.

 

On September 13th 1917, in the afternoon, Lawrence returned to Rum from Aqaba:

"so, to get rid of the dust and strain after my long rides, I went straight up the gully into the face of the hill, along the ruined wall of the conduit by which a spout of water had once run down the ledges to a Nabatean well-house on the valley floor. It was a climb of fifteen minutes to a tired person, and not difficult. At the top, the waterfall, Al Shallala as the Arabs named is, was only a few yards away".

 

This passage is from Lawrence's book 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom", Chapter 63, (page 363 in the Penguin paperback edition). Eerily, as you'll see when you visit, the words could have been written yesterday; have a look also at the photographs in the middle of Tour 5 The Legacy of Lawrence. It might be useful to print this page and bring it with you, so you can compare this 90 year old description with the rocks and bushes and flowing water you will see for yourself.

 

"Its rushing noise came from my left, by a jutting bastion of cliff over whose crimson face trailed long falling runners of green leaves. The path skirted it in an undercut ledge. On the rock-bulge above were clear-cut Nabatean inscriptions, and a sunk panel incised with a monogram or symbol. Around and about were Arab scratches, including tribe marks, some of which were witnesses of forgotten migrations: but my attention was only for the splashing of water in a crevice under the shadow of the overhanging rock.

 

From this rock a silver runlet issued into the sunlight. I looked in to see the spout, a little thinner than my wrist, jetting out firmly from a fissure in the roof, and falling with that clean sound into a shallow, frothing pool, behind the step which served as an entrance.  The walls and roof of the crevice dripped with moisture. Thick ferns and grasses of the finest green make it a paradise just five feet square."

 

Lawrence goes on to describe how he strips and bathes there in the water so "deliciously cool", until he was disturbed by "a grey-bearded, ragged man, with a hewn face of great power and weariness", whose mutterings caused him to muse about local attitudes to God and love and Christianity.

 

For a geological explanation of the sources of water in the desert of Wadi Rum (including Ash Shallaha), see the passage from Ammar Khammash behind the "More . . ." button on the wadi rum web-site; it's near the top of the third column.

after Wadi Rum
 
here's the perfect way to remember or celebrate Wadi Rum. We call the stones 'desert pearls' and they're hidden beneath some of the sandstone cliffs, washed out by seasonal showers; we're working with RSCN Jordan rockingjewellery.com 
beyond Wadi Rum
Discover hidden Jordan . . . besides 'the golden triangle' of Wadi Rum, Petra and Aqaba, there are Roman, early Christian and Islamic remains, the ancient Kings Highway, Wadi Dana, the Dead Sea, Ajloun and the Azraq Oasis; we can provide guides, drivers, hotels and car hire .... click here