Flooded Wadis in Oman

The heavy rains as is usual in Oman cleared quickly. We left the mountain heights and travelled through fresher air and water filled Wadis (valleys).

Birkat Al Mawz Oman
Birkat Al Mawz Oman

We had an exploration of the old village at Birkat Al Mawz and travelled towards Wadi Tanuf where the wadi was passable, though I was cautious, in case we bogged down and disrupted our tour, so stayed on the side.

Crossing a Flooded Wadi Oman
Crossing a Flooded Wadi Oman

Moving into Eastern Oman we checked out one of Oman’s most traditional old mosques, that was just above flood water level as we saw from the debris on the wadi slopes.

Ancient mosque Ibra Oman
Ancient mosque Ibra Oman

Zegrahms clients enjoy cultural experiences and there is nothing more culturally Omani than Coffee, which it was great to have within a small mud-brick fort.

Coffee Omani Style
Coffee Omani Style

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4