The Dead Sea area isn’t an area full of great, cheap options for a budget vacation – but with the newly opened Khan (Han) Ein Gedi (or the Ein Gedi Camplodge) on your radar, things are hopefully changing!
We recently went out on our caravan tour of Israel and soon found out that options were indeed very limited (you have the overnight camping site at Masada (which was actually closed for most of the 2017 summer) or the very very basic site at the Ein Gedi Spa) – however, by chance we came across the Khan Ein Gedi site and were quickly convinced that it was the best option in town!
As well as providing parking and facilities for caravans, it also provides camping grounds and individual (and AC-ed) tents. It also has a great bank of decent fridges for storing your perishables – and believe me, in the heat of a Dead Sea summer, you need these fridges badly.
Perhaps the clincher is the great bar and chillout zone, where you can also play some pool or Fussball or even table tennis, or just look out over the amazing views of the Dead Sea with a cold one in hand. The pizza ain’t bad either!
Owner Ben is a great help too, with some great tips and tricks for exploring (and surviving, in so much as where to get supplies – a crucial factor if you’re in the area for more than just a night) the area. I also have a lot of respect for people building things from scratch, and after 3 years of bureaucracy and faffing about with officialdom, Ben and his partner finally managed to get started at the tail-end of 2016.
Highly recommended if you’re looking for a great camping option in the Dead Sea area!