The 5 Best Campsites in Oman and Everything You Need to Know About Camping in Oman

Best Camping Sites in Oman

Oman is the home of campsites, hundreds of camping possibilities in mountains, wadis, deserts and beaches.

Oman is divided into 11 governate and 61 states. Oman also offer one of the longest and largest off-road mountain roads system in the peninsula with hundreds of kilometers connecting rural villages. The mountain ranges are divided between one large chain in the North (Al Hajar Range) and one mountain range in the South (Dhofar Range) with a diverse and rich geology, dry and wet canyons, massive chamber caves and caving networks, good hiking trails and some of the world best beaches all ready for your visit.

Oman is a peaceful nation with the most warm and welcoming population on this planet. However, the harsh climate and the rugged mountains are unforgiving if you don’t know what you are doing, and you can easily lose hours of the day getting unstuck, or getting lost if you are not geared up with the right vehicle and the right gears!

We are here to make your life easier. Whatever gear you need for your expedition, whether it’s a day rental car or 2 weeks of remote off-roading rental 4×4 car, we will be able to provide you. Anything from kitchen equipment, camping tent and sleeping bag to fully outfitted rental cars.

From our years of outdoor experience, we introduce you to the 5 best campsites in Oman:

 

1. Jebel Shams Camping Location

One of our favorite camping locations in Oman, great cool weather in the summer and extremely cold in the winter. It also the home for the highest point in the gulf at 3000 meters. Jebel Shams is always busy on the weekend and you will struggle finding a good camping spot. However, we will mention the best camping stop you can find in Jebel Shams, away from the crowd with beautiful views. The best camping point in Jebel Shams:

GPS Coordinate of the Camp Location: 23.221142° 57.194736°

4×4 Recommended: Yes

Preferred Network: Ooredoo

Activities to do in Jebel Shams: Hiking, Camping

2. Jebel Akhdar Camping Location

Al Jebel Al Akhdar is one of the main brands of Oman, a world class paved road that leads to the high Sayq plateau but unfortunately, they will only allow you to go up that road with 4×4 and 2-wheel drive vehicles are not allowed. There are many things to do in Jebel Al Akhdar, you can go and just camp there, or you can hike down from the top to the many villages. The weather is cold in the winter, nice and pleasant in the summer.  The best camping point in Jebel Akhdar:

GPS Coordinate of the Camp Location: 23.123415° 57.666283°

4×4 Recommended: Yes

Preferred Network: Omantel

Activities to do in Jebel Akhdar: Hiking, Camping

3. Fins Beach Camping Location

This is along the cost of Gulf of Oman and also known as the white sand beach between Quarayat and Sur, there are several spots but few that have beach access. You can drive along the beach and swim in the ocean. Latitude Expeditions is giving you the best camping spot you can find along the beach. The best camping point in Fins Beach:

GPS Coordinate of the Camp Location: 22.914016° 59.218398°

4×4 Recommended: No (Unless you want to drive on the sands)

Preferred Network: Ooredoo

Activities to do in Fins Beach: Swimming, Camping

4. Ras Al Hadd Camping Location

If you are looking for big green turtles, this is the place you are looking for. Sleeping on the soft sand of Ras Al Had are one of the best sleeping experiences. The road to Ras Al Hadd is paved all the way there, however if you are planning to get on the beach you need 4wd car and a knowledge of how to drive on the sand! Dolphin watching, fishing, and sometimes whales tours can be arranged with some of our local contacts there. The best camping point in Ras Al Hadd:

GPS Coordinate of the Camp Location: 22.537514° 59.785325°

4×4 Recommended: No (Unless you want to drive on the sands)

Preferred Network: Ooredoo / Omantel

Activities to do in Ras Al Hadd: Camping, swimming, dolphin and turtle watching

Reminder: Turtles are normally out at night on the beach, just plan on taking walks on the beach late at night and keep an eye for them. Please do not touch, disturb or shine light or camera flashes on them, it will blind the turtles. 

5. Wahiba Sands Camping Location

The big sand dunes of Arabia! Over hundreds of kilometers, an endless line of sand dunes. These dunes are massive and empty. If you are planning to visit the Wahiba sand, make sure you are going with fully outfitted 4×4 car. The best camping point in Wahiba Sands:

GPS Coordinate of the Camp Location: 22.370525° 58.700198°

4×4 Recommended: Yes

Preferred Network: Omantel

Activities to do in Wahiba Sands: Camping, Desert Trekking

Latitude Expeditions have years of outdoor experience, if you rent 4×4 cars or camping equipment from Latitude Expeditions, we will deliver more camping points, advises and everything you need for your outdoor adventure in Oman!