TRAVELING TO OMAN: JEEP SAFARI AT WAHIBA SANDS DESERT | Oman
If you have ever traveled to Middle East you know that it is inevitable to enjoy its distinctive charm, unique culture, intense smells, music, spices, rich mixes, very hospitable people and, of course, the vastness of the desert! On my recent trip to Oman, I wandered endlessly through the ruined villages of Birkat al Mawz […]

TRAVEL TO OMAN: JEEP SAFARI AT WAHIBA SANDS DESERT


If you have ever traveled to Middle East you know that it is inevitable to enjoy its distinctive charm, unique culture, intense smells, music, spices, rich mixes, very hospitable people and, of course, the vastness of the desert!

On my recent trip to Oman, I wandered endlessly through the ruined villages of Birkat al Mawz and I also visited Muscat and the well known Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. On this article I will share my unique 4x4 Jeep Safari experience at Wahiba Sands Desert. All of my experiences in the Sultanate of Oman, can also be found in my comprehensive 5 day Oman travel guide!

The desert, also known as Sharqiya sands, stretches 180 kilometers from north to south. It is easily accessible from Muscat and in about 3 hours and hassle free at all you will be able to experience this incomparable desert magic!

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Drive among the 200m high - golden Wahiba Sands sand dunes, especially at sunset, it is an experience that is really worth living! You can combine the safari with a visit to Wadi Bani Khalid oasis with its turquoise waters, palm trees and white rocks to be the highlight of your trip!

Sunset at Wahiba Sands Desert reminded me of Wadi Rum desert in Jordan - which I also fell in love with! Well worth spending some time with a local guide who knows how important these times are on these trips! Ammar, my guide, offered the best tea in Oman with a view of one of the best sunsets of my life!

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There are no permanent structures in the Wahiba Sands desert except for the wandering Bedouin, but I would hardly miss the opportunity to spend the night there as it is on the list of experiences you need to have at least once in your life!

So I spent the night at Desert night camp, the most luxurious desert camp in Wahiba Sands. I lived real Bedouin life, waking up in the morning and riding a camel at 6 am. #LifeWellTravelled


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