Sharjah is unlike any other Emirate in the UAE. It holds within its boundaries, an undiscovered slice of paradise. Kalba, being an almost unknown destination, is an exclave of the city situated on the Gulf of Oman coast on the Omani border. The most southerly town in the country, Khor Kalba was once only known for its lively fish market; its many natural wonders reserved for those that resided there.
Nature thrives in Khor Kalba; a desert wetland where bountiful mangroves make way for tidal creeks and pristine beaches. An important breeding ground for rare bird species, Kalba offers birdwatchers a spectacular experience where sightings of the White-Collard Kingfisher and the Sykes’ Warbler are a common occurrence.
Separated from the mainland by a river and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Kalba is a sensitive habitat where special wildlife and the natural landscape are preserved for generations to come. Kingfisher Lodge by Mantis is paving the way for eco-tourism in the region.
Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean and surround
Turtle sanctuary and breeding area
Explore the Mangroves by guided kayak excursions
Rare species of birds, flora and fauna
Nature lovers will not be disappointed, especially those with a soft spot for turtles. From the Green turtle to the Hawksbill; take some time to head into the mangroves to watch them drift through the gentle currents. Since Khor Kalba was declared a protected area in March 2012, Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle females have returned to this coastline after 40 decades, and the females are safe to lay their eggs here in spring (March to May). The first batch of hatchlings to successfully find their way to the sea was recorded in 2015, and these creatures return every year to a safe nesting ground that is free of noise and light pollution.Previous Next
Kalba is home to two of the rarest birds in the world, so keep your binoculars on hand be on the lookout for the White Collared Kingfisher and the Sykes’s Warbler as they fly among the many bird species in the region. Take a drive to the Kalba Bird of Prey Centre, where you will be delighted by the Arabian art of falconry.Previous Next
Discover your slice of paradise at Kingfisher Lodge by Mantis. Twenty luxuriously appointed tents set on a desert plain that eases into the coast of the Gulf of Oman. The tented suites and guest areas are a welcome reprieve for your senses, each luxurious tent featuring a private plunge pool. Complete your experience at Kingfisher Lodge with a massage in our intimate spa. Bespoke dining options are thoughtfully presented, delicious, nutritious, and designed to ensure guests are ready for the adventures that lie ahead.View Lodge