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opisska Thursday 28th September 2017 14:13

Kuwait wild camping?
 
Yet another edition of "opisska goes birding to a funky destination" is here!

Kuwait seems super interesting, but it is also expenaive as hell, in particular when it comes to accomodation, thus camping would be prefferable. I could find that the locals camp in the desert, but it seems a very different style of camping from what I had in mind, there is also some talk about regulations and the need to reserve youe piece of desert in advance, but the information on this tppi. are really scarce online.

So does anyone know if I can just pitch a tent for the night by a road in Kuwait or not? Or are there some cheap accomodations that aren't obvious from the outside?

albatross02 Wednesday 11th October 2017 10:10

During I worked in Kuwait 2000 for 6,5 months, Kuwait people camped often in the desert at weekend.
They use complete equippment like power generator for light and TV.
Also water car for shower.
I remember there was also offizial camping places, but just only a place nothing else.
It is about 7 - 8 degree hotter than Emirates.
It means expect e.g. over 40 degrees even end of October and also over 40 degree can reached in April.
There are some areas marked with sign for risk of land mines.


see also
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntr...ping-in-kuwait

http://www.kuwaitbirds.org/
https://www.birdsofkuwait.com/

opisska Wednesday 11th October 2017 18:47

Should be 25 degrees max around Christmas. I know about the pompous camping, but am still not sure what does it mean for me with a small tent and nothong else. Are there any UNmarked minefields?

andyadcock Wednesday 11th October 2017 18:54

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Originally Posted by opisska (Post 3628833)
Should be 25 degrees max around Christmas. I know about the pompous camping, but am still not sure what does it mean for me with a small tent and nothong else. Are there any UNmarked minefields?

Sorry, I read this wrong, I read 'UN minefields', time for that eye check!

I don't think that minefilelds were laid in Kuwait, I assume you mean by the Iraqis?


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Jos Stratford Wednesday 11th October 2017 20:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by andyadcock (Post 362883)

I don't think that minefilelds were laid in Kuwait, I assume you mean by the Iraqis?


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Many minefields were laid in Kuwait by the Iraqi forces

andyadcock Wednesday 11th October 2017 20:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jos Stratford (Post 3628875)
Many minefields were laid in Kuwait by the Iraqi forces

Yes, over 7 million it seems!

Must be hard to accurately mark them in shifting, desert sands?

Mono Thursday 12th October 2017 09:25

All the deliberately laid minefields have been cleared (over 1.5 million ones). There are however still cluster munitions turning up in the desert, only a handful a year but people have been killed as recently as 2015. The golden rule is "don't touch anything that you find out in the desert."

opisska Wednesday 10th January 2018 14:57

In case anyone wonders, the answer is a resounding YES. Free camping is very easy in Kuwait, the only actual problem is finding an area where nobody else is camping already - we usually used power lines for that, people seem to avoid them - maybe it's forbidden, but we had no problems. Once we got checked by police on the middle of the night, but upon seeing passports and visa they were happy and wished us good times.


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