Blogging from the Wild

I, Ashurbanipal

Wild Frontiers' Michael recently visited the British Museum's new blockbuster exhibition on the Assyrian Empire and gives us his thoughts on the sprawling new show.

Visiting Algiers and the Sahara

WF tour leader, Hilary, reports from the chic and welcoming city of Algiers, and the edges of the vast Sahara Desert, whilst leading our Algerian Colours tour.

The Sights and Flavours of Iran

Iranian food writer, Simi, led Wild Frontiers' culinary tour of Iran earlier this year - here she recaps on her trip through the sights and flavours of Iran.

A View From Tehran: Tourism, Tensions and Trump

Wild Frontiers Founder Jonny Bealby found himself in Tehran as Donald Trump cancelled the nuclear agreement and vowed to reimpose sanctions against Iran. Here he reports from Tehran.

Just Back From: Israel & Palestine

Middle East expert Dan just returned from a trip around Israel & Palestine. Here he talks about his favourite view, favourite meal and more.

Visiting Iran as an American

I would just like to share what the experience was like for two Americans in this Islamic country, a reputed enemy of America.

Esfahan - Half the World

The last time I was in Esfahan was May 8th 1997. And now I am back again, exactly 21 years later. Has it changed?... 'Half the world', was how one French traveller described the city when passing through in the 16th century, and for good reason.

In Iran, With the World's Most Civilised People

Among the well-informed travelling community, the people of Iran have a reputation as one of the most friendly, hospitable and cultured peoples of the world. And within less than a day in this fascinating country, I had already had first hand experience of these famed characteristics.

Just Back From...Zimbabwe

Head of Marketing Michael is just back from Zimbabwe, where he found a country embracing change and open for business.

A home from home in Jordan

Tour leader Carly shares her experience of a homestay in Jordan, one full of traditional food and hospitality!

A to Z of the Silk Road

The Silk Road was one of the world’s most important trade routes, traversing deserts, mountains and plains from China to Constantinople with branches down to India, the Middle East and North Africa. More than just goods, the Silk Road transported religion, culture and ideas between east and west. In our A to Z we take a look at some of the key people, places and events in the history of the Silk Road.

Oman Photo Diary

Wild Frontiers' client Steve Rencontre recently returned from a tour of Oman and has put together a photo-diary of his trip, including goat parades, dressing up and lost runners.

Top Five Places to Visit on the Silk Road

Interest in the Silk Road is growing rapidly, with travellers intrigued by the ancient routes which saw the exchange of goods, religion and ideas between east and west. The routes cover such vast areas that it can be difficult to decide where to visit, so we’ve put together a list of the top five places to see on the Silk Road, from cultural hotspots to incredible landscapes.

First Impressions of Sudan

Tour leader Carly Fillis shares her first impressions of Sudan.

New Tour: The Saffron Tales – An Iran Food & Culture Tour with Yasmin Khan & Jonny Bealby

Whilst Iran is well-known for its intricate Islamic architecture, turquoise-domed mosques and ancient sites such as Persepolis, its cuisine is a lesser-known delight. Looking to change that is food writer and cook Yasmin Khan and we are delighted that Yasmin will be leading a tour focusing on Iran’s food and culture in 2018.

Tour in Focus – Oman Desert Adventure

Our Tour in Focus blogs take an in-depth look at our most popular trips, looking at what makes them unique and answering anything you might need to know. Oman is one of our favourite destinations in the Middle East, and our Oman Desert Adventure tour is one of our bestselling trips in the area. Here we cover some of the most frequently asked questions about the tour, as well as sharing the opinions of some of our clients.

Five reasons to visit Oman

We think that the Middle Eastern country of Oman has something to offer everyone, from those looking for a luxury stay to those wanting to get off the beaten track, and from culture vultures to adrenaline junkies. Here are our top five reasons to visit...

Q & A: Visiting Oman

Oman is one of our favourite Middle Eastern destinations to visit, a peaceful modern Arabic country with vast expanses of desert, dramatic fjords and an exciting capital city which blends traditional Arabic and Islamic styles. An excellent choice for a winter sun holiday, Oman also boasts a whole range of adventure activities and plenty of opportunities for a trip into the unknown. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from clients booking tours in Oman.

My return to Jordan

Having spent many months working in Jordan and also many months travelling and visiting over the years for pleasure I was more than happy to lead again in one of my favourite regions in the world.

A Desert Oasis in Jordan

Arriving after a long, satisfying walk through part of the iconic Jordan Trail from Dana to Feynan we arrived at our desert eco lodge for the night. Set in perfect keeping with the desert surroundings, it appeared like a mirage, almost camouflaged by the rocks.

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