Friday, June 21, 2024

Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp & Resort Overview (in Jordan)

Deciding which camp to remain at in Wadi Rum is difficult. What’s the distinction between the Wadi Rum camps? Which Wadi Rum camp is finest? How on earth do you determine? Nicely, right here’s a robust vouch for the Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp Expertise… 

my room at wadi rum

Some divine intervention led us to Desert Magic Camp & Resort, which was the excellent selection. Staying right here was an actual spotlight of our 7 day Jordan tour itinerary – it was simply one of the best expertise for me, my toddler son, and our buddy Emily.

With what appeared like 100s of choices for a Wadi Rum Desert camp – all very comparable – I actually didn’t know which one to go for. However, seems we made the precise selection in looking for Wadi Rum desert camps – let me present you why.

About Wadi Rum 

Wadi Rum Magic Desert Camp

Wadi Rum is so hanging it’s been used for units like set for films like The Martian and Lawrence of Arabia. It’s one of many absolute should stops on a visit to Jordan.

‘Wadi Rum’ is a protected space in Jordan. At 720 km2 (280 sq mi) it’s the most important wadi (river valley) within the nation. Go to, and you possibly can keep in a camp, go on a guided tour in a jeep or on foot (or on camel), go sandboarding and stargazing too. Individuals have lived right here for a lot of, a few years, and proceed to take action within the conventional method.

views of wadi rum

You’ll be able to see inscriptions and petroglyphs from prehistoric civilisations on the rocks to show it.

The welcome at Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp

We’d had 3 nights in Jordan by the point we acquired to the Wadi Rum Desert Magic camp, and three fantastic however lengthy days. We have been all fairly drained from the journey and sightseeing, and undoubtedly wanted a day of not doing a lot.

Wadi Rum was the right place for this. 

After some misunderstanding about the place we have been to be dropped off, our taxi driver phoned the camp house owners and we have been united. The usual taxi couldn’t hack the sand of the desert and so we jumped into the passenger seat of the camp owned jeep, with all of our baggage thrown within the again. 

driving into wadi rum

It’d been an extended (4 hours+) journey, and all of us wanted to stretch our legs, and get a pleasant chilly drink. Fortunately it was only some minutes drive to the camp from our drop off level.

We handed a camel!

The driving force put the window down for Reggie to see it higher. Reggie quickly realised the best way to put it up once more, saying ‘byeeee’ to the camel as he did so. Good comedic timing son!

We checked in, had a refreshing tea in entrance of the aircon, and ordered our jeep tour, dinner and breakfast for the following day. As we relaxed at reception after the lengthy journey, the bedouins there entertained Reggie – educating him to fist pump whereas we drank a very good, ice chilly Coca Cola. 

Life was good!

Meals at Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp

Let me take you thru the meals on the Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp, so what to anticipate.

Breakfast: eggs, wraps, and the star of the present for Reggie and I have been the regionally made semolina pancakes. We drenched them in honey, and wow they went down properly with a number of chopped prunes.

eating at Wadi Rum desert camp

Lunch: On the second day we ordered lunch earlier than we went and had some pita bread, with hen, chips and salad. Completely excellent for us to gas us for the lengthy journey forward to Amman.

Dinner: dinner on the primary night time was a Zarb BBQ.

“Zarb is a standard Bedouin fashion of cooking the place marinated meat and greens are buried in an oven dug in sandy floor. This methodology permits the meals to slow-cook in its juices, leading to tender, flavourful meat and completely cooked greens.”


It was so good, and an incredible expertise for Reggie too. We stuffed up on all you may eat buffet fashion because it was set out within the eating corridor after all of us witnessed or not it’s pulled from the bottom.

inside the camp

After a very good feed we sat across the campfire with the remainder of the visitors watching the bedouins jam, whereas Reggie danced alongside to the music and stalked for cats.

Toddler observe: Reggie didn’t actually eat a lot right here. He picked on the bread and some chips. Fortunately I’d put in a few of these HIPP Natural meals for my Jordan packing listing, and so he acquired by a kind of for his dinner again within the room. Blurry proof of him gobbling down a spag bol again within the room!

Notice the camel on his chair that one of many Bedouins gave him – our favorite memento from Jordan!

dinner reggie

After dinner snack: all of the visitors have been sat outdoors on the chairs and sofas they usually got here spherical with some baklava. I took two bits on the pretence one was for Reggie, though clearly I wasn’t going to provide him that a lot sugar. So pleased I did. One was an ordinary scrumptious baklava, whereas the opposite was a nest of crispy shredded phyllo dough crammed with some sort of nutella combine. So, so, good.

It may’ve been the dearth of sugar over the previous few days, or could possibly be that it was simply all spherical scrumptious, however I received’t overlook the style of that. Fairly particular!

Lodging at Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp

I’d booked the tremendous luxurious room on the Wadi Rum Desert Magic Expertise, as is my method now.

So glad I did.

We had an enormous room, with only a mattress, couch and chest of drawers in it. This meant there was loads of house for Reggie to maneuver about and play together with his toys, with out worrying about him hurting himself or damaging resort property.

Each of us may chill out.

staying at wadi rum desert magic

I moved the mattress in opposition to the wall, and Reggie slept with me in there. There was no cot, as I’d requested, however because it was the fourth night time of a cot no present by now, I used to be used to this. I used to be additionally having fun with the sensation of him nuzzled as much as me at night time. It was reassuring for each of us in such completely different environment. 

We each slept so properly that night time. The perfect sleep of the journey up to now the truth is!

The toilet was nice on the Desert Camp Magic in Wadi Rum. Clear, fashionable, sufficient sizzling water, and spacious. Reggie may play together with his toys in there whereas I had a correct bathe, with out worrying and popping my head out to verify on him each few seconds. 

Excursions at Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp

Desert Camp run many excursions, however for Reggie, we simply went for the shortest sundown tour.

cruising round wadi rum

A two-hour sundown tour was excellent for us.

We have been the one individuals within the jeep, and drove round to five completely different spots within the desert.

One of many highlights was Reggie sitting within the sand, getting a bit aggy – till our driver came to visit, took Reggie’s sneakers off and dug his toes into the sand telling him to really feel the power.

desert magic camp

A smile unfold throughout Reggie’s face, it simply warmed my coronary heart.

We noticed the Lawrence of Arabia Home, some cool rock formations, after which settled with tea on an open fireplace whereas we watched the solar set.

drinking tea

tea in the desert wadi rum

The remainder of the desert magic camp resort residents went out stargazing within the jeep that night time, however Reggie and I went again to our luxurious hut. He went to sleep (very simply!) and I lay in my hammock on the terrace stargazing with an app on my telephone.

That vibrant star there may be Uranus!

stargazing wadi rum

This was an actual spotlight on our Jordan journey itinerary, and felt like the primary time I’d correctly relaxed since a couple of week earlier than setting off!

I may see him by the window, mendacity in mattress, simply in case you have been involved!

Stress-free at Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp

me attempting sandboarding

Within the morning we tried a little bit of sandboarding (so sizzling!), had an exquisite breakfast and lunch, and relaxed within the conventional Bedouin space.

Reggie had some YouTube time within the room in entrance of the fan, I acquired to lie on the hammock, and we simply chilled earlier than the lengthy journey that afternoon.

There was lots you possibly can do in case you wished a extra energetic morning although!

Leaving Wadi Rum Desert Magic Camp

experiencing wadi rum

We booked our switch to depart at 12:30. It’s finest to get the employees on the Desert Magic Camp to speak together with your taxi driver on the telephone to verify decide up areas. I’d sadly instructed him to go to the customer centre, which was apparently miles away. Should you can, simply get them to verify once you verify in.

All was okay, however I felt like we needed to give extra of a tip for the inconvenience, and it messed with Reggie’s fastidiously deliberate nap instances within the automotive!

our wadi rum camp

We have been unhappy to depart, however I feel 22 hours was a very good period of time to spend in Wadi Rum in case you solely have per week in Jordan. We’d carried out every little thing we wished to, and seen what we got here to see.

tents at wadi rum

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the Wadi Rum Desert Camp to anybody. The employees have been fantastic, the meals was nice, we had one of the best sleep and the jeep tour was completely paced.

Let me know in case you keep there!

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