The island of Masirah

From Shannah, we took the ferry to get to the island of Masirah, which lies about 15 km from the mainland. The desert island has lovely sand beaches, which are great for snorkelling, something we were looking forward to. There is the national ferry which we thought we would take, just that they were not …

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Duqm and the Sugar Dunes

From Ash Shuwaymiyah to Duqm, the route was quite boring, taking us through endless plains with not much to see. Later, we were closer to the coast again but the landscape was mostly monotonous. For the night, we found a lovely spot at the lagoon of Wadi Tarif. Like all this lagoons, many birds were …

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Wadi Ash Shuwaymiyyah

We drove into the wadi of Ash Shuwaymiyyah, a broad valley, with impressive sandstone walls to both sides. Of course we couldn’t resist and took a dip in the cool water of the spring. With the spray coming from the rocks above and the clouds moving past in the blue sky, a magical place to …

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Mirbat and the route north

We had found a great spot for the night not far from Khor Rori, were a herd of camels greeted us in the morning. From there, it was a short drive along the coast to Mirbat, where we first stopped at Bin Ali’s Tomb. Bin Ali was a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad and the …

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Dhofar region

We had already explored a little the west and north of Dhofar, now we were on the way up the coast, checking out all the springs along the mountains and an ancient town at the coast. We visited Ayn Razat, Ayn Tabraq and the waterfall at Ayn Athum. Even during the dry season, there is …

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Exploring Salalah

After arriving in Salalah coming from Mombasa / Kenya, we spent a couple of days at the lovely beaches of Salalah to organise ourselves and our camper. The night, when our camper left the harbour was a bit stressful, until it was finally standing on the earth again at 3am. In Salalah, we stayed at …

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Wildlife Works

We visited the “Wildlife Works” office and learned about all their projects to make it possible that wildlife and local communities coexist. The area around Rukinga Conservancy is a critical wildlife corridor between the two halves of Kenya’s largest national park: Tsavo East and Tsavo West.  At their “green house”, they are growing local trees …

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