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Wildest dreams: a family camping trip in Oman

Wild camping in the Omani deserts with a seven-year-old sounds daunting but, with a tour guide in tow, it’s the best and most affordable way to enjoy the country’s staggering scenery

Camped out in the wilds of Oman’s Al Jabal Al Akhdar mountain range, we were full of self-congratulation on finding the perfect spot. Yet while we were marvelling at the sunrise from atop a nearby peak, our campsite was being raided. Once we got back down we caught the culprits, a herd of mountain goats, red-handed: replete with the honey, halwa and fruit we had been saving for breakfast, they were reluctant to budge – even to the tune of us banging picnic plates.

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