Rum Magic Nights Camp located inside Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan and one of the world’s most outstanding desert landscapes, covering 720 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Its huge and high mountains and broad sandy wadis are home to several Bedouin tribes and a surprising range of desert wildlife.
Rum Magic Nights is a modern Bedouin lifestyle camp that is owned by one of the Bedouin families that have been living in that area for hundreds of years. The camp started hosting travelers visiting Jordan in the 1980s, and was redesigned in 2022 to meet more travelers demands and provide more luxurious options, the desert became very hot during summer time, and very cold in the winter, so it became necessary to provide tents with Air-conditioning and private bathrooms. This looks simple but in fact it is not, because imagine providing electricity which is essential for air conditioning to an area that is 10 Km away from main grid lines ! 10 kilometers of sand and off-road driving! Differently you would agree that this is a tough thing to do.
So there are very limited camps inside the protected area that provides Deluxe tents like Rum Magic Nights camp (With private bathroom and AC on tents), due to the fact that the protected area is isolated from the outside world, so there is no roads, electricity or grid lines, cell phone towers or even Internet; Rum Magic Nights are the only camp amongst these few that have Internet access all over the camp and electricity during your stay. You can easily tell if the camp is inside the protected area or not if it has a road leading to it and connected to the main grid lines.
Best time of the Year to Visit Wadi Rum
The best time to visit Wadi Rum in Jordan largely depends on your preferences for weather and activities. Wadi Rum is a desert region, so it experiences extreme temperature variations throughout the year. Here are some considerations for each season:
- Spring (March to May): Spring is generally considered the best time to visit Wadi Rum. The weather is mild and pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F). This season offers comfortable conditions for hiking and exploring the desert without the extreme heat of summer.
- Fall (September to November): Similar to spring, the fall season provides pleasant temperatures, making it another great time to visit. The weather is usually warm during the day and cooler at night. It's an excellent time for outdoor activities and stargazing.
- Winter (December to February): Winters can get quite cold in Wadi Rum, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) and even colder nights. While the days are generally sunny and dry, the cold nights may not be suitable for camping. If you prefer milder weather and don't mind the cold, this could be a quieter time to visit.
- Summer (June to August): Summers in Wadi Rum are scorching hot, with daytime temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F) or more. It's not recommended to visit during this period unless you can handle extreme heat. If you do visit in summer, plan your activities for early mornings or late afternoons to avoid the peak heat.
In summary, the best times to visit Wadi Rum for a comfortable and enjoyable experience are spring and fall when the weather is pleasant for outdoor activities. However, if you prefer cooler temperatures and fewer tourists, you can consider visiting in the winter, though you should be prepared for chilly nights. Summer is generally best avoided due to the extreme heat. Remember to check the local weather forecast before planning your trip, as conditions can vary from year to year.