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Starwatching Private Camp

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#1 of 19 campsites in Bidiyah
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Desert Private Camping Company's private setups are designed to share privacy , having 1 or maximum 3 tents with capacity for maximum of 2-3 couples or small families or friends gatherings. We offer culture-lovers and nature-lovers alike a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the night sky in a way that is truly unique. With our experienced guides, you will explore the desert life in a way, that you never even knew existed! Are you looking for an unforgettable experience in another world? Then no further than one of our Oman Desert Private Camps. You can choose the luxurious, yet authentic, Just For You - Starwatching Private Camp with the real Bedouins Experience which includes a full package.: Desert Transfer - Sunset Camel Ride - Dinner - Breakfast - Morning Animal Trekking Tour - The 2 Tents Starwatching Private Camp for small families or 2 couples which can host maximum 5-6 people. - The Shooting Star Private Camp beside the Starwatching 2 Tented Camp with 2 tents ( we can set one extra tent ) - The Desert Private Camp Bedouin tented Experience which let you feel the authentic bedouin host with 2 tents ( we can set one extra tent) We offer a luxurious, or very traditional individualised experience or combination of both as private experience that will leave you speechless. If you love nature and are interested in other cultures, then this is the perfect place for you. Our private, luxurious or traditional Bedouin tents in the Omani desert are the perfect way to immerse yourself in this unique environment. which are only solar-powered, and without plastic water bottles,. All our camps are eco-friendly as well as comfortable to give you a memorisable experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Hiking
Taxi service
24-hour security
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
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Separate dining area
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Bidet
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German

Location

Bediyah 421, Bidiyah 122 Oman
Starwatching Private Camp
Getting there
Seeb Airport
102.7 mi
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Pauline B wrote a review Feb 2024
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Amazing experience with the kids. A feel of the bedouins’ life, spaceless moment, unforgettable hospitality. A great adding to our Oman tour where you discover a timeless and (if you want!) a disconnected experience with extremely nice people. Thank you
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kenneth P wrote a review Jan 2024
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Staying in the Private Starwatching Camp has been one of the most satisfying and interesting experiences of my life. Given the nature of the setup, I was particularly surprised at the level of comfort and phenomenal hospitality provided. The setting amid red sand dunes is awe inspiring, the tents well furnished, the food provided of exceptional quality, taste and abundance. Even the bed was extraordinarily comfortable, much more so even than my very good bed at home! More than anything, it was the interactions with the Bedouin family and their exceptional kindness and warmth that made this experience such a highlight of my three week stay in Oman. I was left only wanting more time to savor all of this comfort, care and beauty.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Come prepared to protect your things from the insidious invasion of sand.
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Roarmit wrote a review Dec 2023
4 contributions6 helpful votes
A wonderful evening spent in the desert in isolated dunes - no one else to be seen. Delicious food. Lovely bell tents with beautiful furnishings. Hot water. Also did quad biking and camel riding earlier in the day. The support and service was great and we will cherish the memories made forever
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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maria wrote a review Dec 2023
San Francisco, California7 contributions
Lovely and very private family experience. We were a group of 10, with two private tents in the desert. The host family is amazingly welcoming and knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun. Our kids were between 3 and 8 years old.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Air Drop M wrote a review Nov 2023
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Our stay here was excellent. Our guide waited for us to arrive, greeted us warmly, prepared our car to travel to the camp, and we traveled into the desert with beautiful views. Upon arrival we were offered cold drinks, tea, and coffee along with some snacks while our luggage was unloaded and put into our camp. Dinner was plentiful and delicious! Vegetarian, pescatarian, and meat options. We slept quietly and peacefully in our comfortable camp. At 3 am we went to stargaze on the platform and saw shooting stars. The next day we had breakfast, surfed in the sand, and went on a camel ride. Highly recommend this camp for the warm hospitality, great food, clean and comfortable accommodations in a large sturdy tent with comfortable beds.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rent the car that is recommended to drive in the desert.
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Christian wrote a review Nov 2023
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
We (family of two adults with two teenagers) booked the full package including camel ride and desert tour and highly recommend this. We had a wonderful stay and a fantastic desert experience. Our host (Badr) was very caring and tried to make everything just perfect for us according to our wishes. He also gave us interesting insights into today's Bedouin life. We cannot imagine any better host. Food (dinner and breakfast) was excellent. Absolute highlight of our trip to Oman.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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La gioia d wrote a review Nov 2023
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What a great experience! Everyone was so friendly, the food was great and the stay in the desert is just unique. Even our little daughter loved it, and we enjoyed the stars once she was in bed. We will come back one Day!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sheena F wrote a review Nov 2023
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Just come back from a night at this camp with friends. What an amazing experience, wonderful quiet location with stunning views, comfortable tents and seperate private bathroom with attention to every comport. We saw the sun set and rise on the viewing platforms. Lovely caring staff and delicious food especially the breakfast. Camel ride was fun saw lots of fauna, lizard, butterfly, dragon fly and grasshoppers. Camels beautifully behaved and cared for which was nice to see. Can't praise this place enough. Ali our driver who picked us up from Muscat was a sheer delight, funny and helpful and made the trip even more interesting and fun, would highly recommend him. He took us to the Beni Khalid wadi first before taking us to the camp.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Long sleeve shirt and light trousers are the best cloths. Do try to watch the dawn. Ask for a...
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153wanderlust wrote a review Nov 2023
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We were lucky to explore Oman for two weeks and stayed in some of the country's finest hotels, but nothing compared to our experience with Badr. We love private, genuine and off the beaten path experiences far from the masses, and we got just that. The time we spent with Badr and his family was inspiring, memorable and immersive. We loved getting an inside glimpse into his day to day life, seeing his animals and cruising around the desert. The tent set up for us was of the highest quality, complete with a comfortable bed, toilet, shower and a delicious breakfast in the morning. We'll never forget getting up early to see the sunrise over the sand dunes, with no one around us but a few friendly camels. We are already looking forward to coming back! Thank you Badr and your whole family for this unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Adam K wrote a review Oct 2023
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Amazing experience at the Private Camp. Really stunning location in the dunes. The sunlight shining on the sand and the changing light is really beautiful. We really enjoyed the desert trek. Our host and guide, Bader is incredibly welcoming and warm and super knowledgeable about his desert home. We really felt like we were part of the family for a day. I highly recommend staying here over one one of the larger resort style places.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Rent a four wheel drive car for the desert. Its fun driving on the dunes but it can be tricky.
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PRICE RANGE
£447 - £470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Oman Desert Private Camp
LOCATION
OmanAsh-Sharqiyah GovernorateBidiyah
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starwatching Private Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Starwatching Private Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Starwatching Private Camp?
Top room amenities include a bidet, a dining area, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Starwatching Private Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Starwatching Private Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Starwatching Private Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Arabic.