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Desert Wonders Camp

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23 Route, Bidiyah 421 Oman
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#2 of 12 Speciality lodging in Bidiyah
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English, Arabic
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Free parking
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24-hour front desk
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23 Route, Bidiyah 421 Oman
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Hakan E wrote a review Jan 2020
16 contributions11 helpful votes
Pick up was well organised, someone was waiting for us when we arrived. Tents are ok, enough space with decent beds. Bathroom/shower was ok only but water was cold. Dinner was delicious with quite a variety of food. however breakfast was horrible. We bought Dune Bashing from the camp, we were driven by a young guy who speaks little English, which was ok, however there was no information regarding how long the whole trip will be, how many stops we will make etc. After that we were taken to our tents, again with zero information about facilities or camp. If you are expecting Bedouin hospitality or any kind of authentic entertainment, this is not your place. There was no interaction from the staff until the check out time, we felt like this place is too much focused on money. I know other camps organise bonfire evenings with music etc, There was a small bonfire but nothing else. No hot water in showers. Camp is quite big with 40+ tents so do not expect a cozy Bedouin camp experience. Also it is quite close to nearby cities which blocks the view of stars in the night little bit.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Lukyjan wrote a review Oct 2019
90 contributions40 helpful votes
We visited this camp as we wanted to spend at least one night in the famous Wahiba sands. We got lucky as there weren't many tourists, so we had plenty of time to talk to the owner of the camp Mr. Naser Alhrjy. He is really a great guy and told us many things about local people and customs. The camp itself is simple yet charming. Simple tents with comfortable beds. The dinner and breakfast were served in preheated pots and all the meals were delicious. We also booked a trip with a car to the desert, which is a definitive must-do! We enjoyed it a lot. The bathrooms were located out of the tents and were an experience on its own :) We loved it! Also the staff were very friendly! At the time of our stay, we got lucky and experienced a real storm with rain in the desert which hasn't happened in the last four years! Great experience. All in all a great camp! Thanks Naser!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Renan wrote a review Jan 2019
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Basically amazing experience in the desert taking photos but be aware that it's camping in the “desert”. Don't expect fancy, romantic time. You could walk to the camp in less than an hour from the road. Not that you can see the city from the camp but it's literally not far. If you have your own 4wD, you'll need to drive up one set of dunes. Nothing too hard, I saw a guy doing it in a small 2WD Ford. Expect all the pros and cons of a regular camping ground: noise from others, bathroom away from the tents but also amazing nature. Kids running around. All the other camps will have the same issues I guess. You need a good 1h walk to climb the sand dune and walk around to take amazing photos. Sunset and sunrise are truly great. Some things to know: the shower aren't hot so don't wait for sunset to take a shower otherwise you'll freeze. There's also no roof on top of the toilets so that means flies are attracted...a bit annoying. It can get very cold at night (was there in Dec). Feels like sleeping in European winter with the window open. The blanket they give you is very slim, like a summer blanket so you'll need long sleeve and turtleneck fleece. Pants and socks are in order to be warm enough. More if you are usually cold at night. Tent: doesn't smell, super clean even though there is sand everywhere around but nothing inside. They are very spacious too. The beds are not the most comfortable (I could feel the wodden base) but they do for a night. Food: chicken with rice for dinner, nice. Boiled eggs, small sausages, beans, sliced bread, flat bread, butter, jam, orange juice, Omani coffee (infused with cardamom), for breakfast. Nice too.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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lindabraghir0li wrote a review Oct 2018
Milan, Italy18 contributions1 helpful vote
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The host was great, he picked us up and we made a tour in the desert to see the sunset (totally worth it!).The Camp is in a good spot and it gives you an authentic feeling. The food was good and in big quantity, quite basic but at least there was nothing weird and we could eat everything! I would totally reccomend this place!!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Jessmeier wrote a review Oct 2018
Sydney, Australia47 contributions48 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Desert Wonders Camp, and would recommend to anyone looking for a traditional style camp in Wahiba Sands. Our host was very prompt and met us at the meeting point perfectly on time, we followed him the the camp in our 4WD - which was great because we got bogged and he stepped in the save the day! He also kindly guided us out of the camp the next day. The accomodation was in a great isolated location, we didn't even see another camp on the drive in, which definitely added to the whole experience. The camp is next to some large dunes which you can climb up to view sunrise and sunset. The tents were very nice, as were the shared bathrooms. The food was very basic, and can probably be improved on a little, but it was still enjoyable, and in general I thought it was great value for money! However the other staff working at the camp don't really speak English, which we found to be a little challenging at times.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$90 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
OmanAsh-Sharqiyah GovernorateBidiyah
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Wonders Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Wonders Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Wonders Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Wonders Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Desert Wonders Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Desert Wonders Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desert Wonders Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.