I took a small group from Zegrahm Expeditions to visit Oman’s Botanic Garden where
Dr Annette Patzelt the site’s Scientific Director kindly explained the work and future of this unique establishment.
Dr Annette Patzelt at Omans Botanic Garden
The Botanic garden has the Continue reading “Oman’s Flora and Fauna”
With the nice weather it was great to be able to make a very early start and attend Camel Races on the open plain in Oman.
Some of our
Continue reading “One of Oman’s small Forts and a nice Camel Race”
I enjoyed leading a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour in Oman over Christmas over Christmas.
Al Hamra Oman
Since I started operating this for The Traveller (British Museum Tours) who Steppes purchased
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Frankincense is such an evocative word for many religious people, but few have a chance to visit the real Land of Frankincense in Dhofar. Its associated with religious ceremonies worldwide and of course with the gifts brought by the 3 Kings, or Wise Men, to Jesus.
Walking in Dhofar mountains near Frankincense Trees
We flew down to Oman’s
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Having been together in the heart of all the storms before the National Day holidays it was great to fly down for some Salalah Sunshine with a couple of tourists so they could ‘dry themselves out’!
We came across
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Its usually welcome to have rain in Oman; though it can be heavy and create dangerous flooding.
Jabal Akhdar rains
The forecast was for an intense
Continue reading “Weather in Oman as we have intense rain”
It was great to lead a small group for a few days in Oman. One of the sights we came across was a small fleet of Oman’s inshore fishing boats.
Catch of the Day in Oman
In the blue sky above were
Continue reading “Fish and Flags”
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
We had an exploration of the old village at
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Flying down to Salalah after visiting northern Oman our group from Steppes Travel have been visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Oman.
Khor Rori the UNESCO Site in southern Oman
Some of the group enjoyed
Continue reading “Khor Rori Oman with a visiting group.”
With part of our group from The Traveller it was good to visit Salalah,
Short Toed Eagle
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After a great overnight in the Wihibah Sands desert on this Oman guided tour, my small group travelled north towards Nizwa (see the earlier days on this
Oman Small Group Tour). Our first stop was to see how local women are continuing the traditional craft of Camel Bone Carving.
Explanation of Traditional Bone Carving Oman
As this was a Wednesday
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This Oman Small Group Tour for Christmas by British travel company ‘The Traveller/British Museum’ may turn out to be the last guided tour of Oman I organise under their name. The Traveller was purchased by Steppes Travel, and though I will have Christmas groups under Steppes own name – The Traveller has been a real treat to organise tours for.
Dolphin Watching Muscat
Taking to an almost mirror-like
Continue reading “ Oman Small Group Tour in warm winter sun“
While waiting for passenger disembarkation I managed to get a few pictures of the arrival of the Cruise Ships in Muscat.
Silver Wind enters Muscat Port
They offer a contrast in size and
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With all the rain since the start of the month
Wadi Dayqah Dam Quriyat
there is plenty
Continue reading “Waterfilled Wadis of Oman”
The recent rains have given added interest to the landscape in Oman.
Lakes in Oman after the rains
Continue reading “Green Turtles of Oman”