Rum Stars Camp
Rum Stars CampWhy we love it: As close to a traditional Bedouin desert camp as you'll get
Remote desert living
Million star hotel
Visitors come to Wadi Rum to get away from it all and experience the grandeur of the desert, and there's no better way to do this than to spend a few nights in a traditional Bedouin camp run by a local family-run tour operator. Rum Stars is one of the best. It's a serious drive by 4WD to get here, but when you do you're struck by the beautiful isolation of it all. Walking just a few paces into the sand and you can truly hear the great emptiness of the desert. Accommodation is refreshingly simple – basic cots in stripy tents, and a semi-permanent seating and dining area where you take your meals, and enjoy delicious Bedouin food and perhaps a song around a camp fire. At the end of a long day exploring Wadi Rum, you can retire to your tent, or do what many prefer to do and haul your camp bed out into the fresh air, to sleep under a magical star field, with a gentle breeze washing over you to give you best night's sleep you've had in an age.