Last December I travelled to Oman with my wife and 23 year old daughter. We chose Bediyah Safari Tours, Oman. Our driver for the majority of the trip was Hamed and we also spent a day travelling with Jamal. Both drivers were proud to share their culturally and geographically rich country and at all times were thoughtful to our needs and interests. Oman is a picturesque country offering a diverse selection of areas to visit. We toured the port city of Muscat, visited stunningly beautiful Mosques, spent time in Souqs, explored the town of Nizwa, it's forts, markets and travelled to the austere, but remarkable, mountains of Jebel Shams. We swam in natural pools away from the usual tourist haunts, walked through historic mountain villages admiring the architecture and ancient irrigation systems, visited a turtle sanctuary and our day and a night spent travelling through and staying in the desert, were just some of the highlights. Camel rides, drinking coffee and eating dates with Bedouins who live in the desert, experiences not to be forgotten either! The Omani people are gentle and welcoming. We could not have felt safer anywhere in the world. A travel destination to be highly recommended. Our thanks to Hamed and Jamal for a memorable holiday.

By: Charles Bush

Nationality: Australian