There is much more to the beauty of Oman besides its stunning architecture and gilded palace walls. The great sand oceans of Oman offer a breathtaking adventure into the colonial era of this nation unlike any other. As a compliment, the Hud Hud Mobile Camp allows you the experience of an authentic traveling desert caravan where the day's explorations and nights under the starts don't get any better than this.
The Hud Hud Mobile Camp is comprised of roomy and elegant, sand colored canvas ‘safari’ tents, carefully chosen for Oman’s climate and environment. Each tent is stylishly furnished with twin or double beds made with fresh, Egyptian cotton sheets and colorful local fabrics and cushions. Hand made safari furniture adorns the living spaces, while beautiful rugs lay across the sand to form your mobile floor. Your bedside tables come complete with lantern and cold drinking water.
Each tent is positioned with the greatest care to ensure maximum privacy and individual views and a verandah where you can recline in a canvas deck chair and enjoy the magic of sunset. Adjacent to your tent is a well appointed shower and wash area open to the skies and furnished with soft cotton towels, basin and a selection of soaps and lotions. To the rear of the camp and discreetly positioned are the loo tents. It goes without saying that the same attention to detail that we apply throughout, also extends to every aspect of these facilities.
A sumptuous ‘majlis’ tent, lit by oil lamps and candlelight, is a great place where you can sit under desert stars on cushions and rugs beside a crackling fire and enjoy pre-dinner drinks complete with a selection of books and maps. There are binoculars and night sky print outs for budding astrologers, boules, backgammon and of course a sheesha pipe. There is also room for a ‘dining room’ under the night sky where our attentive staff will serve you expertly prepared dishes made from the best fresh local produce.
Leaving Muscat mid morning we head south in Toyota Landcruisers along the coast before heading inland through Wadi Al Amarait and across the Eastern Hajar Mountains on gravel tracks into Wadi Tayeen. A beautiful route along the wadi bed, through traditional villages, past old forts, watchtowers and date plantations. A delicious and freshly prepared picnic lunch is served en route next to a crystal clear pool, which is ideal for a refreshing dip. After lunch we depart through the Wadi to where the sand dunes meet the mountains and a chance for guests to learn some basic sand driving skills. After an initial introduction to the art of sand driving we end the days journey with the sun beginning to drop and head 40 km on sandy tracks into the russet red dunes before reaching our desert camp in time for sundowners.
After breakfast we have a few options to choose from. Both involve heading out of the Dunes before hitting the main road to the coastal town of Sur. For the more adventurous we can head for the southern end of Wadi Bani Khaled where we can scramble and walk along this spectacular, steep sided riverbed to find deep pools, fabulous swimming and a great picnic spot. This is a little known and very special spot, well off the beaten track. An easier option involves driving to the northern end of Bani Khaled and to the pools there, for a swim and a walk up to explore the cave system above the wadi. This is a fabulous spot for a peaceful picnic lunch. After lunch we head back along the wadi, leave the mountains behind us and return to our camp for sundowners on top of the dunes.
The morning starts with coffee or tea served either in camp or on top of a dune for the more energetic! A relaxed breakfast is served under the majlis and there is then the opportunity to either head further into the dunes to hone sand driving skills or visit a local Bedouin family for traditional coffee, dates and a camel ride. On leaving the dunes we begin to wind our way North stopping at the beautifully restored fort of Sumail for lunch and arriving in Muscat in the late afternoon.Request Information