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About Saleem

Saleem is a highly experienced desert guide holding the licence of the Wadi Rum Protected Area Authority. Being a Bedouin himself, growing up in the desert, he knows every inch of it.

Saleem has the camp of his family, where his family used to live about two decades ago. Unlike the numerous big and developed tourist camps catering for at least a hundred people each, all located outside of the Protected Area one after the other, this Bedouin camp lies within the boundaries of the Protected Area, in the very heart of the desert, in a remote shelter of beautiful sandstone rock formations. Saleh camp will be most appreciated by those desiring a first-hand experience of the real desert world and by those who take interest in getting an insight into the true life and traditions of the Bedouin people. At this enchanted site, silence will gain a new meaning for you. A night under the starlit desert sky will undoubtedly be the right cure to relax any strained nerves.

If you are short on time, you can choose a two-hour trip and see some of the most important sights, though, you are advised to allow 4-5 hours for the various trips. Naturally, full-day or several-day trips can also be arranged. You will be introduced to the most impressive parts of the desert including historical and cultural sights (i.e. two-thousand year old Nabateus rock carvings) as well as sights of natural beauty (sandstone towers and bridges) etc. For a change, you can try camelback riding. Do not miss the chance to loose yourself in a wonderful desert sunset. Your desert night experience will start out with a traditional dinner, followed by Bedouin songs and dance. You will be spending the night in Bedouin tents, or – in the summertime – under the starry sky.