Help to run a camp in Wadi Rum. Enjoy the desert while you volunteer!

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Jordan

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Mohammed and I am a bedouin living in the Wadi Rum village in the Wadi Rum protected area. I run my own tour and camp business for tourists here in Wadi Rum. The village I live in has been here for over 2000 years. Many of the rock inscriptions from that time can be found among the surrounding desert landscape and mountains. The camp that I run for tourists is located deep within the desert area, a permanent camp with bathrooms, showers and sleeping tents for the tourists. I also run many tours with my business, including jeep tours, camel tours, rock climbing, etc.

    We are a family run business, you will be treated with respect. We are not expecting huge amounts of work from you. We are happy to accept solo male travellers and couples.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Wadi Rum village is populated by bedouin from the Alzalabeh tribe which have lived in this area for generations. Many of the villagers speak English as we have many tourists that visit our desert. Me and my family are all very friendly and love meeting new people and showing hospitality. You will get to experience our authentic bedouin culture, sitting around the campfire, singing songs and eating our traditional cuisine. It is also a good chance to learn some arabic!

  • Help

    Help

    We require help to keep the camp running smoothly. The tasks are simple and can vary on a day to day basis and will leave you with some spare time during the day, which you can spend how you wish.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Arabic

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying for most of your stay in the camp and occasionally at my house in the village. When in the camp, if it's not too busy you will be able to have your own private tent. If the camp is full we can make you up a bed in the big dining tent. The camp is equipped with permanent showers and toiliets. The camp is located in the Wadi Rum Protected Area, it looks out onto open plains of the desert and is nestled amongst some nice rock formations. In your free time during the day, you are free to explore the desert. There are some nice canyons within walking distance of the camp and ample walking trails.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When you are not helping out there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the desert. Camel riding, jeep tours, rock climbing, scrambling, hiking and more, including exploring a beautiful mountain spring that has existed for over 2000 years. This is also the area made famous by T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) so it is steeped in a rich and diverse history.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

This will be your room at night, and it is our shared area for drinking tea with guests during the day. A/C and ceiling fan available.
This is my house. My family lives in the house on the right, and the small house in front of the truck will be yours to sleep in.
Enjoy the sunset from my camp!
We can also arrange hot air balloon tours as well.
2000 year old cave drawings by the Nabateen.
This is my permanent camp out in the desert.
This is how we enjoy sleeping under the stars.
Sharing Tea with my mountain climbing guests
Enjoy sandboarding on your day off!
The moon as seen from nearby my camp
Drinking tea while my guest mountain climbs behind me!



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