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From the central tent, you will already find a large welcome 'yehala', in beduin language. For your commodities, you can find individual or collective tents, in the middle of the desert. authentic beduin lifestyle and storytelling already go up !

Bus - we are located between Mitzpe Ramon and Sde Boker.
Buses arrive from anywhere in the country.
Closest Central Bus Station:
Beer Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon, Yeroham, Dimona, Arad, Eilat, Tel Aviv


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Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 8
Beds: 16
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

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1 night minimum stay

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Flavia User Profile
June 2017
This is the perfect place to have an authentic bedouin experience. We also had delicious bedouin meals for an extra cost. There are nice hiking sites close to the village. Thanks Salem and family for our wonderful stay!

Daniel User Profile
April 2017
We went with a large family with for children and it was a wonderful experience. The camp is adjacent to the small bedouin village. The owners Salem and Naja we very warm, hospitable and kind people. We felt at home right away. The location is very good. You are close to the main road rt40, which means although it isn't super remote, it is quick to get to, and only a 20 minute drive to mitzpeh Ramon. It's You are very close to some amazing hikes and ruins, like ein avdat and the ancient tel avdat, which you can see from the site. Just ten minutes walking from the camp you can find ancient rock carvings. Our kids loved the nature and just running around and exploring the surrounding desert. The local kids even took them around to explore the surrounding hills. They also played football with Salems kids and really gained an appreciation for the unique way of life here. It's a great place for kids that love nature and are adventurous. The home made food from the gist Naja, especially dinner, was very delicious, and the endless supply of tea and coffee was great. On balance you should know what you are getting into. You will be staying in a very tiny and modest Bedouin village camp. It is not a place to go if you are expecting fancy or luxury conditions. It is very dusty and the bathroom facilities are sparse. If there are a lot of campers and visiters it could get a little loud in the camp. The Bedouin tents that you sleep in are all pretty close to each other. If possible I would recommend going at a time that is less busy. We went during the holidays so it is the busiest time of year. Overall I highly recommend it, mainly for the nice host family and also the authentic atmosphere and central location. If you are adventurous and looking for a unique cultural experience and don't need fancy accommodations, then it's great place, and I hope to come back again!

Hannah User Profile
October 2016
The host canceled this reservation 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Brigitte User Profile
June 2016
Our trip to Salems Camp was a disappointment. It started with the description of the way. It was not exactly, and we need so much time to find the place. Then the next, we wanted to alive the silence of the dessert, but we had an expressway very nearby, an army's maneuver and a disco from a near youth camp. We saw Salem only for a moment when we arrived and than never. Only some kids came to us for some questioning. The dinner, what we had to ate alone, was good, but the breakfast was very small, and the price for both was clear too expansive (25€). What a shame!

Johannes User Profile
May 2016
Yahala Camp was our first accomodation during our trip through the desert Negev. It was a great experience to be welcomed by a real Beduin family. Communication via phone worked well, they don't prefer messages. Even though the tribe members speak very little English the camp was easy to find very close to the main road. Description on the Profile fits, nutnthen'Pharmacy' sign is in Hebrew only. We were welcomed cordially and offered to take part at the diner for free. Later on we sat around the oven with the traditional sweet tea and coffee and watched the stars. The tents for sleeping arme equipped basicly, so I recommend to bring a sleeping bag for own comfort. Breakfast was great. Taking the location and the available shower and toilets into consideration, the YAHALA is probably not as 'romantic' as other camps, but an authentic and family friendly alternative. Thank you Salem + team, we will come again!

Tomer User Profile
May 2016
Salem is a wonderful host, and the experience feels very genuine and not commercialized (like some other Bedouin overnight camps in Israel). You are living in a camp with many other Bedouin, and Salem has made his home available to you. Tents and mattresses are comfortable. Morning breakfast is great (though extra).

Jan User Profile
May 2016
Our time in the dessert was very nice. In the evening of our arrival, Salm his wie made a wonderful bedoeinmeal. It was all tradional. Salm and his wie speak a little Engish and we speak a little Hebrew, but we came to good talks while Salm has a friend Alex who helps out. The easy going way of living helped us to understand the value of living without WiFi.

Sde Boker, IsraelJoined in July 2014
Salem User Profile

"Yahala" Camp is located in the middle of the Negev Desert, near Avdat National Park. Salem, your Host, will connect you directly with Authentic Beduin Culture & Storytelling. you will travel space & time, with original the & coffee.
Around our Camp, you will find a lot of historical sites that represent the development of humankind, from pre-historical times till today.
We host tourists for Nights & Traditional Meals.
We have several walks and rides to get into the Desert in deep, to get knowing with the real desert lifestyle, ecosystem, nature, plants, rivers, wadis, pools...
We have also trips to the desert secrets on 4x4, Camels and Donkeys.
We can organize private events, workshops, masterclasses and the Camp is just located on a very large ground.

"Yahala" Desert Camp - Welcome to the Desert Time!

Languages: English, Français, Português, Русский, עברית, العربية
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