The Nomadic Desert Camp in the Wahiba Sands was the highlight of our trip in Oman.
This was a peaceful and authentic place, where we spent a memorable day and night of camping. The host and his family embody the well-known Omani hospitality.
This is a small camp with only 22 huts spaced widely apart, so it doesn't feel crowded at all.
We stayed in a rustic, but cozy barasti (palm-frond hut) with no electricity, but we didn't miss it one bit. It gets cold at night, but warm comforters keep you very comfortable.
The open, shared facilities are extremely clean and serve to add the right feeling to the experience.
Included in the very reasonable price is a guided caravan desert drive to experience a breathtaking sunset and a camel ride in the morning after breakfast.
In the evening the excellent hosts served a wonderful dinner and later we watched the stars and enjoyed local music by the camp fire. Breakfast was fantastic as well with a variety of Arabic breads, coffee, eggs and fresh salads.
Camels, sand dunes and a real desert experience provided a glimpse of Bedu life. A must visit if you are in the neighborhood!