Bespoke luxury journeys to Oman's hidden corners

Unique Expeditions 2018/19

New for this season

Camel Trek Exploring Ancient Frankincense Wadi trails

A fantastic 5 day trek with camels and members of the al Mahrah tribe. Following ancient frankincense trading routes, the trek begins on the beautiful Dhofar coast, moving inland through the magnificent, steep-sided wadis of the Samhan mountains. This route along the wadi bed is little visited today, except by local tribes. In addition, to the astounding geology and rich wildlife of the Samhan mountains, the route passes fascinating, ancient frankincense stores and palm tree fringed pools.

This bespoke trekking expedition can begin and end with a comfortable, “ expedition camp”, on request. However, the aim is to travel lightly on the actual trek, with camels to carry food/water and enough camping kit.  'Swag bags' under the stars and food cooked on a fire. Dates for this expedition are flexible, 4-8 people works very well.  Conditions are perfect from October through to next April. 

Prices from $500 per person, per night (based on 8 people).

Sean Nelson
Camel Trek Through The Magnificent Samhan Mountains

An adventurous, 5 day trek with camels, from the coast and foothills of the Samhan Mountains Reserve, up to over 2000m along the majestic escarpment that abuts the Indian Ocean. The Samhan Mountains of southern Oman cover a vast area (over 45000 Km Sq), of uninhabited, pristine and spectacular wilderness. They are home to most of the last Arabian Leopards. The terrain is defined by deep gorges and steep sided ‘wadis’. On reaching the escarpment, the views are utterly magnificent. The relative abundance of water, difficult terrain and zero population provides a haven for animals, that include Nubian Ibex, gazelle, Arabian wolf, striped Hyena, mongoose and caracal.  The mountains are also uniquely home to various plants and on the central high plateau includes the densest population of Boswellia sacra (Frankincense) trees in the area. 

This bespoke trekking expedition can begin and end with a comfortable, “ expedition camp” or a lightweight "star tent camp", on request. However, the aim is to travel lightly on the actual trek, with camels to carry food/water and enough camping kit.  'Swag bags' under the stars and food cooked on a fire. Dates for this expedition are flexible, 4-8 people works very well.  Conditions are perfect from October through to next April. 

Prices from $500 per person, per night (based on 8 people).

Please contact us to find out more.

Sean Nelson
Arabian Humpback Whale Conservation expedition

Set on the dramatic, wild and beautiful Dhofar coast, this trip is a purpose-led expedition, which will provide essential support to critical conservation research, required to protect one of the rarest whales in the world - the small and endangered population of Arabian Humpback whales, which lives off Oman’s coast. This is a real opportunity to work alongside Rob Baldwin, (the marine biologist, responsible for discovering this unique species), to become a valuable part of his team and to have a truly rewarding and memorable experience.  February-April is the best time of year to study the Arabian humpbacks and this is when we will launch a 5 day expedition with Rob and his team. The Indian Ocean here in southern Oman, is rich in marine life.  As well as the humpbacks we would be likely to encounter Sperm, Cuvier's Beake, Blue, Killer and Bryde’s whales, dolphins, green and leatherback turtles. Rob and his team are passionate about sharing their wealth of knowledge and this makes for a highly memorable and exciting expedition. We'll base ourselves in a very comfortable beach camp and travel out each day in a well-equipped survey boat to find whales.  The backdrop to the ocean here is the Samhan Mountains, Oman’s most pristine wilderness reserve, uninhabited and home to the last Arabian leopards. Whilst whales are the focus of this expedition, we are well positioned to also explore the coastline on foot, snorkel with the team, explore the beautiful wadis or hike with camels though the Samhan Mountains. 

Please contact us to find out more.

Sean Nelson