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  • Martin_S. profile photo Martin_S.
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Negev Desert area: Bedouin Tent accomodations

Shalom, Shalom:<br/>Don't know of any overnighters here at Arad/Dead Sea. There is a Bedouin (Juma is his name) who runs a lunch and camel ride, called the Camel Patrol, just outside Arad.<br/>The closest to Arad is about 10 kilometers east of Arad on the road to Masada, it is called Kfar Nokdiem,<br/>Another is near Sde Boker at, about an hour south-west of Arad.<br/>Another at Mamshit, just south of Arad near Dimona.<br/>Martin

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  • Written November 18, 2008

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Sfina Hamidbar: Sleep in Bedouin Style!

We stayed at this Bedouin Camp on the first night of our 4-day trip to the Negev. We were a group of 8. Just a few steps away from our tent were the bathrooms - these were large as they have to accommodate large groups of people - nice and clean.<br/>In the photo you can see two of my friends getting off to sleep. The mattresses were fine and we were given clean bedding.<br/>There are lots of camels at this camp and I took quite a few photos of them. They certainly aren't pretty but they take good photos!!<br/>In the evening, after our meal, we were given a talk about Bedouin life, which was very interesting. The meal itself, see my travelogue, was great. I must admit that food is not cooked on the premises but brought in.<br/>During our talk we were served coffee, sweet tea and cake.<br/>For something different, I would recommend <br/>sleeping this way. By the way, the group all sleep together in the tent, which is very large. Our guide slept in a hut for about 3-4 people.<br/>I don't know the price of staying here, but as so many students are brought here, I really don't think it can be high.

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  • Written July 3, 2004
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