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Safari Desert Camp

Wahiba Sands, Oman

Safari Desert Camp is a permanent Bedouin-style camp located 25km into the remote Wahiba Sands Desert. We recommend staying here one night for a charming and very authentic Bedouin experience.

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

At a Glance

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

  • Accommodation is in traditionally decorated Bedouin-style huts

  • 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

Off the beaten track, Adventure, Couples, Family

Insider's View

Try sand-boarding down the dunes after watching the sunset - there is some skill involved in order to pick up speed!

Emma Mark

Insider's View

On your way to the camp drop in for some coffee and dates with a Bedouin family

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

Enjoy a refreshing shower under the star lit sky

Clare Monro

Insider's View

Don't shy away from the camel kebab if it is on the menu for dinner - it's delicious!

Alice Moseley

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Description

Safari Desert Camp offers authentic Bedouin style wooden huts. All rooms are decorated with Bedouin carpets, proper beds and are attached to an open-air private bathroom. There is a small LED light in the tent, but no air-conditioning.

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 - definitely one of the highlights of this wonderful country.

After dark, guests retire to the traditional communal 'Majlis' tent to drink tea, Arabic coffee and eat tasty dates. Dinner is an Omani buffet eaten in the main restaurant before retiring outside for some of the best stargazing we've ever experienced.

Safari Desert Camp do also offer their own 'Wild Camp'. This is a private camp set up a few kilometers away from the main campsite. This consists of safari-style canvas tents, including a bathroom tent with a chemical camping loo. Staff are on hand to look after guests and food is brought over from the main camp for delicious dining under the stars.

Accommodation

Safari Desert Camp offers fixed huts in Arabian style with comfortable beds, a dressing table, a Bedouin chest and colorful carpets. They are attached to a simple open-air bathroom with a toilet and shower. Huts with double beds can access the bathroom from the interior of the hut, whereas the twin huts have separate entrances for the bedroom and bathroom.

Facilities

The main restaurant offers buffet-style dinners, including a selection of salads, Omani barbecue with vegetables and rice or Omani bread, fresh fruits, dates and also the traditional Omani dessert, halwa.

Activities

Your driver will be able to take you to the top of the dunes for sunset, or alternatively, for a true Bedouin experience, you can do this journey by camel!

Location & Directions

Wahiba Sands, Oman

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

When to go

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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