Traditional Experiences with the Bedouin tribes of the Negev Highlands

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Accommodation in a Bedouin family camp

For a closer encounter with traditional Bedouin life and the magic of the desert, you are invited to stay overnight with one of our host families, inside the community. Dinner, conversation with hot tea around the campfire, silent night around and sky full of stars above…
In the morning you will witness how the desert and the community wake up to a new day.

Additional information

Overnight stay includes a full dinner and a light breakfast with tea and coffee. Accommodation features basic toilets and showers.
In the accommodation tent you will receive a mattress and you must bring your own bed linen or sleeping bags. You can also place your own camping tent.

Dinner

Mansaf: A mountain of rice is laid over a layer of freshly baked pita bread, with cooked & seasoned meat on top (we serve chicken), seasonal vegetables on the side, and other surprises according to the host family’s taste.

Magluba(“upside down” in Arabic): Vegetables and meat (chicken) are cooked on the bottom of the pot, with a layer of rice above them to absorb the flavors from below. The pot is turned upside down on a round tray when served, creating a mountain of rice with the meat and vegetables on top. The pot is turned upside down on a round tray when served, creating a mountain of rice with the meat and vegetables on top.

Breakfast

include libbe (bread baked inside the fire embers and hot sand) or fresh pita bread straight from the saj with labaneh or afik (dried goat cheese), tahina, fresh vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, olive oil and za’atar.

Minimum price for accommodation + meals is NIS 1,040 (for 4 guests or less)

  • The cost of a guest aged 6 and over is NIS 260
  • Cost for a vegetarian guest is NIS 240
  • Cost per guest aged 3 to 6 is NIS 220
  • Children up to the age of 3 are exempt from payment
  • When you book, you can pay online either the full amount or a 300 ILS down payment.
  • In case you choose the down payment only, we request that you settle the rest of the payment up to 5 days before the activity.
  • You may book more than one activity; we will help you arrange the schedule.
  • We highly recommend booking a Sheperd’s meal or a Mansaf meal. These are traditional meals which are part of the family hospitality.
  • We work with several Bedouin hosts up to 20 minutes’ drive from Mitzpe Ramon. After you place the reservation, we will send you the details of the host chosen for you.
  • The Bedouin hosts in our area do not speak English, if there are no Hebrew or Arabic speakers in your group, please choose a translator on the order form that will join your activity.
  • When you book, you can pay online either the full amount or a 300 ILS down payment.
  • In case you choose the down payment only, we request that you settle the rest of the payment up to 5 days before the activity.
  • You may book more than one activity; we will help you arrange the schedule.
  • We highly recommend booking a Sheperd’s meal or a Mansaf meal. These are traditional meals which are part of the family hospitality.