Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in southern Oman is proud to unveil its new Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures. In collaboration with a country-renowned travel specialist, Oman Expeditions, this new offering is the first bespoke luxury mobile camping experience to take guests across the diverse terrain of the Dhofar province from the mountains to the desert to the sea.
Set between a relaxing stay at the luxury beachside resort in Salalah, the new mobile camping adventures offer tailored itineraries of varying lengths. Activities and camp locations allow guests to discover a wilderness of star-studded skies, vast deserts, rugged mountains and long empty beaches. As an uncharted destination and one of the only places where the true culture of old Arabia is still alive, southern Oman is the perfect location for this new experience.
Drawing on the vast country knowledge and experience of Oman Expedition’s founder Sean Nelson, these new experiences weave in the rich, traditional heritage and magnificent natural environment of the region to create rare and memorable expeditions for resort guests while continuing to provide the luxury and comfort they desire.
A former officer in the British Royal Marines and Royal Army of Oman’s Desert Regiment, Nelson has been nominated annually for the Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for Oman since 2012. A leading private travel specialist, he is renowned for his rich and varied experience of the country. Before setting up Oman Expeditions, Nelson founded Hud Hud Travels in 2006, Oman’s northern-based provider of professionally run private luxury camps and events. His principles in intelligent, luxurious and low impact tourism in both Oman and further afield, have been widely celebrated in the international press and by innovators in the tourism industry.
Travelling via luxury 4×4 vehicles, a sample itinerary would include two nights camping with three days of various activities. Guests may choose to venture deep into the most remote parts of the world’s largest sand desert to find peace and solitude amidst magnificent sweeping dunes reaching up to 200m in the Empty Quarter. For a seaside option, guests can camp on a stretch of wild and secluded beach along the Dhofar coastline where they will encounter an array of wildlife including spinner dolphins, green turtles and coastal birdlife as well as swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water 30m from their tent. In the foothills of the Dhofar mountains, guests can step back in time on a trek with camels along the same ancient frankincense trading routes that these prized animals have been following for over 2000 years.
In addition to exploring some of the most intriguing, scenic and historically significant spots in the region, Oman Expeditions can arrange specially themed trips drawing upon a unique network of experts ranging from Oman’s leading whale and dolphin expert to anthropologists, geologists, archaeologists, astronomers and ornithologists. These specialists help bring the country to life for travellers with specific interests.
Oman Expeditions also brings together Dhofar’s top local contacts from guides, drivers and chefs to camel herders, artisans and religious scholars to ensure clients have an enriching and authentic experience. In addition, expeditions are accompanied by members of the Mahrah, a tribe who have travelled along frankincense trading routes with their camels since the time of the Queen of Sheba.
After the day’s excursions, guests retire to the comfort of a luxury camp. Made up of semi-permanent structures, the camp is mobile thus allowing guests to spend the night in some of the most unique and remote locations. Each tent has a private tented bathroom with showers open to the skies, comfortable mattresses, cotton sheets, Arabian rugs, candles and oil lamps. The chefs prepare Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean dishes onsite using local ingredients. Dinner under the stars is served on a properly laid up table by a fire.
To book-end the mobile camping adventures, guests retreat to Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, the first and only five-star resort in Southern Oman with private pool villas. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this stunning resort sits on a pristine 250-metre beach and features a massive infinity pool along with three exquisite dining options and a world-famous Anantara Spa. Just 15 km from Salalah International Airport, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is the perfect place for discerning guests looking to discover the burgeoning destination of Salalah, Oman.
Luxe mobile camping adventures are offered from late September through April. Based on double occupancy, rates start from OMR 2820, which includes two nights in a One Bedroom Garden View Pool Villa with breakfast and dinner, as well as two nights all-inclusive luxe mobile camping.
For more information or to book, please visit salalah.anantara.com, email email@example.com, or phone +968 2322 8222.