From South America to North Africa, oases are small areas of natural fertile land found in deserts and arid landscapes throughout our planet.
Once vital resting stops for nomadic groups and traders making their way across the desert, or in some cases, the source of life for remote outposts, villages, or even cities, today many of these unique natural wonders are popular tourist attractions, renowned for their long, storied history, and breathtaking beauty.
Rich in history, culture, and remarkable natural beauty, Oman is one of the world’s most fascinating under-the-radar destinations and is home to numerous oases, none so stunning as the postcard-perfect Wadi Bani Khalid. Situated in a valley amongst arid desert landscapes around 120 km from the capital Muscat, the oasis is fed from a small stream that flows all year round and features beautiful turquoise waters fringed by date palms and lush greenery.
The outdoorsy types will adore Madagascars deserts, hiking trails, rainforest and deluge of wild species from Lemurs to the endemic Baobabs!
These vast landscapes may seem barren to some, but the experience of crossing a desert can be full of satisfaction.
As man looks for new ways to experience the natural world around us, we're given another creative means of getting thrills out of nature's gems.