JOURNEYS - Southern Oman - Wadi Exil
Southern Oman

Wadi Exil


Captivating landscapes

Wadi Exil is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, including lush vegetation, rocky cliffs, and seasonal waterfalls.

Visitors often explore its picturesque landscapes, hike along its trails, and enjoy swimming in its pools during the rainy season.

It’s one of the many captivating wadis (valleys) that Oman has to offer, providing visitors with opportunities for outdoor adventure and relaxation in nature.

This area is our Dhofari guides’ backyard. Until the mid 90’s some of their family still lived in the surrounding caves, leading a nomadic life that had existed for generations. Tending to their goats and camels was an important investment in their future.

It is possible to do a trek towards a secret spring at thetop of the wadi, where crystal clear water appears magically from the foot of an imposing cliff face. There will be time enough in the day to really immerse ourselves in this hiddenlandscape. These wadis and mountains have been home to a number of Bedouin tribes for as long as anyone can remember.

JOURNEYS - Southern Oman - Wadi Exil

I think having land and not ruining is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.

Andy Warhol,

visual artist

JOURNEYS - Southern Oman - Wadi Exil

Getting there from the Empty Quarter

Today, we will leave our desert camp behind and retrace our steps to Thumrait and carry on south then turn east onto a rugged Bedouin trail that takes us deeper into the terrain.

Wadi Exil is set deep in an almost African landscape, with low Acacias spreading their familiar canopies to provide shade from the sun when it is at its zenith. Our campsite is within the wadi itself on raised ground, with polished white stones along the edge, where water has eroded and smoothed down the rocks. We are now in the homeland of porcupines and wolves, cave doves, black beetles and sand partridges.

Although rare to see with the naked eye Arabian leopards have been spotted here too. A great place to spend two nights exploring the area…

After freshening up in your private open-air shower, dinner will be prepared and served by your personal camp chef, as you watch the sun sink over the horizon from your intimate Wadi Retreat Overnight at a Private Hud Hud Wadi Camp in Wadi Exil.

Take a look at what else is possible during your trip to the wadi.

Our favourite combination is to combine a Wadi Exil camp with a camp in the Empty Quarter followed by 2-3 nights at either the Alila in Mirbat or Ananatara in Salalah or if time permits both.


Wadi Exil in photos

Unforgettable experience

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Our camps

Not your usual camping experience

Our exclusive temporary settlements are reminiscent of a traditional, luxurious Arabian campsite. Each is created in Hud Hud’s unparalleled style, designed to meld into the natural environment and evoke the timeless ambience of the region.


Our Luxury camps offer lavish comforts amidst nature’s beauty, where every detail is meticulously designed for a sumptuous and unforgettable experience.

Great food

Great food experiences tantalize the senses, weaving a delightful narrative of flavours, aromas, and textures, creating memorable moments that linger long after the last bite.


Nomadic-style tented camps are adorned with rich textiles and intricate details, blending traditional Bedouin elegance with modern sophistication.

Environment friendly

Our environmentally friendly camps harmonize opulence with eco-consciousness, offering a serene retreat where indulgence meets sustainability amidst Oman’s natural splendour.


Other journeys in Southern Oman

At Hud Hud Travels we specialise in creating unforgettable journeys throughout Oman for single travellers, couples, families and groups.

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Nestled on a beautiful secluded beach, a camp near Mirbat provides an excellent base for exploring the coastal region around Salalah.