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Camel Safari in Jordan

Cross the desert like a true Bedouin, atop a camel

Camel Safari
Camel Safari
Camel Safari

Since long ago camels have been the traditional means of transportation for Bedouins who still herd the humped mammals in Wadi Rum or in Petra area. There is no better way to explore the desert, more full of life than you might expect, than atop a camel. In addition to beautiful landscapes, ​camel safaris also offer amusing wildlife encounters featuring desert foxes, mice, goats, and also numerous bird species. Depending on your preferences, the leisurely trip may be designed to last from a few hours to a few days. The most convenient time to visit the desert is during the spring and fall months due to more moderate temperatures.

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When is the best time of the year to go on a camel safari in Jordan?

Spring and fall months (March to May or September to November) are the ideal time to go for a camel safari in Jordan. The temperatures during these months are moderate as compared to winter and summer which have extreme conditions. Summer months are too hot, and winter days are short, and cold. Planning the trip accordingly is recommended. Show more

Where can one find Bedouins who still herd camels in Jordan?

Wadi Rum, called the 'Valley of the Moon' and Petra are the two popular locations in Jordan where Bedouins who herd camels can be found. Abundant with a fascinating landscape, Wadi Rum has been the home for Bedouins for generations while Petra was also a living place for Bedouins who made a livelihood through camel herding until 1980. Contacting tour operators in Jordan can help in organizing camel safari tours with Bedouin guides. Show more

How long do camel safaris usually last in Jordan?

The duration of a camel safari in Jordan depends on what one prefers. These can last for a few hours, several days, or longer, depending on the itinerary. Overnight trips are a favorite among tourists who desire to experience a night under the starry desert sky. The Bedouin guides accommodate the food and shelter during the trip, providing a genuine sense of traditional desert life. Show more

What types of wildlife can one expect to encounter during a camel safari in Jordan?

The endless arrays of desert animals such as desert foxes, hares, hedgehogs, and mice are among the plentiful wildlife one can experience during a camel safari in Jordan. Mountain goats and ibex can be spotted as well. Eagles, buzzards, falcons, and many others count amongst the 215 bird species that migrate via Jordan every year. In summary, Jordan's wildlife and astounding landscapes offer an unforgettable experience for a camel safari trip. Show more

Are there any safety precautions one should take when going on a camel safari in Jordan?

Although generally safe, some safety precautions should be taken to prevent accidents or injuries while on a camel safari in Jordan. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for camel riding and avoid wearing loose-fitting clothes that might get stuck in the saddle. Carrying enough water to prevent dehydration, sunscreen, and a hat to protect from sunburn are recommended. In general, always follow your Bedouin guide's instructions during the journey. Show more

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