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Overview of Captain's Desert Camp

Captain's Desert Camp

2 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDeeseh Knowledge Station4 min drive
  • Popular LocationWadi Rum Visitor Center20 min drive
  • Popular LocationLawrence's Spring30 min drive
  • AirportAqaba (AQJ-King Hussein Intl.)70 min drive

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Suite Basha Tent Triple

  • 269 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds

Deluxe Beduin Tent Single

  • 96 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Deluxe Bedouin Tent Double

  • 96 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Bedouin Tent Triple

  • 129 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds

Junior Suite

  • 161 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

Suite Basha Tent Double

  • 215 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Suite Basha Tent Single

  • 161 sq ft
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

Wadi Rum

Located in Wadi Rum, Captain's Desert Camp is on the Strip and on the boardwalk. Lawrence's Spring is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Mushroom Rock. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like skiing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Deeseh Knowledge Station - 4 min drive
  • Wadi Rum Visitor Center - 20 min drive
  • Mushroom Rock - 28 min drive
  • Khazali Canyon - 28 min drive
  • Lawrence's Spring - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Aqaba (AQJ-King Hussein Intl.) - 70 min drive

About this property

Captain's Desert Camp

Boardwalk campsite with restaurant and 24-hour front desk
A restaurant, concierge services and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free campsite. Self parking is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 65 campsites offer room service.
Captain's Desert Camp offers 65 forms of accommodation. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Family friendly

  • Children stay free


  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • No pets or service animals


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • No lifts
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service
  • 24-hour front desk

Location highlights

  • In the historical district
  • In the mountains
  • On the boardwalk
  • On the Strip

Things to do

  • Horse riding on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 65 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 1 building

Where to eat

  • On-site dining venue – Open daily.

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests who enter Aqaba, Jordan through the Israel border must process their visa online and inform the property in advance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: JOD 25 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Captain's Camp
Captain's Desert Camp
Captain's Desert Camp Campground
Captain's Desert Camp Campground Wadi Rum
Captain's Desert Camp Wadi Rum
Captain`s Desert Camp Hotel Wadi Rum
Captain's Desert Camp Campsite Wadi Rum
Captain's Desert Camp Campsite
Captain's sert Camp Campsite
Captain's Desert Camp Campsite
Captain's Desert Camp Wadi Rum
Captain's Desert Camp Campsite Wadi Rum

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 36 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 36 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 36 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 36 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 36 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hospitality, food, staff were perfect. Mosquitoes in December were a problem.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Ok, we really hated it but I’m giving it 5/10 across the board. Here’s my reasons: we were jet lagged and so sleep at the “correct” time was a struggle. Also, this is a Bedouin camp and so you have to have realistic expectations. Here are some of the things we didn’t like: the lighting was very limited, there was NO hot water, the bathroom door wouldn’t stay closed, there were loud barking dogs all night. Here are some positive things: the camp helped us arrange a Jeep tour when we arrived (and started within 15 min), the staff were fine, but had very limited English, the dinner was generous and traditional and reasonably priced. My family wouldn’t want to do a camp stay again, but I’d suggest a more traditional one instead for a more traditional experience (although running water and a toilet ARE really nice and important to some)!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019