For an early morning alarm call with a difference, book into Giraffe Manor. It’s not unusual for these four-legged creatures to poke their long necks through the window and try to pinch your breakfast. If you can eat your croissant faster than they do, you can always feed them later in the garden.
In the dunes of the Liwa desert you’ll find the mini oasis that is Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara. Sand gazelles and Arabian oryx roam across the landscape around the hotel. You have the chance to spy them and more when you join the rangers for Sunrise or Sunset Walks.