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At a glance

  • A fantastic option for families as here you get a real taste of Bedouin life

  • A choice of Bedouin tents or fixed huts is offered, all with comfortable beds

  • The bathrooms might not be of some people's preference - they are open-air and functional rather than pretty

  • Camel rides can be arranged on site

  • Food is served on low tables sitting on cushions in the communal dining area

Description

Please note that we include Safari Desert Camp as part of wider tailor-made itineraries through Oman, please speak to our Oman specialists for a tailormade quote to Oman or beyond.

Safari Desert Camp has a choice of black Bedouin style woven tents or wooden huts. All rooms are decorated with Bedouin carpets, proper beds and are attached to an open-air private bathroom.

At sunset, your guide will drive you to the top of the dunes or alternatively the camp can arrange a camel ride to the summit. The sunset is truly spectacular and completely uninterrupted by artificial light and was one of the highlights of our stay in Oman.

After dark, guests retire to the traditional communal 'Majlis' tent to drink tea, Arabic coffee and eat delicious dates. Dinner is an Omani buffet eaten on low tables with cushions on the ground before retiring outside for some of the best stargazing we've ever experienced.

Accommodation

Safari Desert Camp has twelve Bedouin tents and eight fixed huts in Arabic style with two comfortable beds, a dressing table, a Bedouin chest and colourful carpets. They are attached to a simple open-air bathroom with toilet and shower. They are scattered on the sands between two big dunes.

Facilities

Safari Desert Camp's restaurant is in Omani majlis style, with pillows and low height tables representing the cultural tradition of Oman. For dinner you are served a selection of salads, Omani barbecue with vegetables and rice or Omani bread, fresh fruits, dates and also the traditional Omani dessert, halwa. Complimentary beverages like tea and coffee, cooled water and soft drinks are available at all times.

When to travel

The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average at 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.

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Location and directions

Wahiba Sands, Oman

The camp is located 20km into the Wahiba Sands desert, surrounded by sand dunes in the east of Oman.

How to get there

It is a 7-hour 30-minute direct international flight to Muscat International Airport. The camp is approximately 2-hours by road from the airport.



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