BEDOUIN BIVOUAC is directed by Eid Hamdan who works with his brothers and cousins.

Before i begin i will introduce myself to all of you, I am Eid Hamdan and I am a member of the Bedouin tribe Al Zalabiah who have lived in Wadi Rum for several generations and still living there. I was born in a traditional Bedouin tent, in which my family spent all their lives.I will be more than happy to share with you our culture and the nature of the Wadi Rum.

Eid and his brothers and cousins, Have more than twenty years experience in eco-tourism which they think is the closest to the authentic Bedouin life. They are a members of the Bedouin tribe Al Zlabiah. Like some other Bedouins families who still living in the desert of Wadi Rum and they have homes in the village of Rum, They still live in the Wadi Rum Desert and having a houses at the village.During the seasons they move thair tents in the desert from place to place so that thair animals, goats, sheep and some camels, can graze.

Between village and desert

If we say that we lead a semi-sedentary life at the doors of the desert, in Rum Village, we remain deeply connected to our “home” and it is essential for us to go there every day to recharging our equipment to be ready for heading back to desert. and see our familys in the village if they needs anythings ells. This life between village and desert does not remain less authentic. As we are deeply committed to the transmission of our Bedouin culture and knowledge. and receiving our guests and showing them the place we live and introducing them to our way of life and this is the chance to keep our culture and perpetuate our heritage too.

We are trying to integrate our guests into the traditional way of life of the nomads in the desert of Wadi Rum which dates back hundreds of years ago. as our grandfathers was live. All our guides are native of Wadi Rum and have, since childhood, learned life in the desert. Using ancestral survival techniques, they perpetuate the traditional Bedouin way of life. They are particularly able to find water and food for animals and know all the secret paths borrowed only by the Bedouins.

As we are naturally attached to our traditions, we also looking to the future. In the interest of local Bedouin communities, we are working to preserve wildlife by practicing what we call “eco-tourism”. The desert is our home and we want to open our doors to visitors while protecting this environment so precious to us.
For more information about our fixed accommodation, please visit our camp page.

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