The Kalba Mangroves are located along the Oman coast. They can be seen about 12 kilometres southeast of the mangrove forest called Khor Kalba. Right next to the Kalba Mangroves is the Gulf of Oman with its depths of water just waiting to be explored.
The Kalba Mangroves are trees which are old and hollowed out on the inside. This allows for many different creatures to make it their habitat. The mangroves are surrounded by sandy beaches. When the tide is low you can spot hundreds of fiddler crabs running around looking for food. If you listen closely you might hear the ghost crab playing the fiddle and this is one call which will remain with you forever.
If you are among those who love water then grab a boat and explore the Kalba Mangroves. Some of the best creatures of nature can be spotted while floating around. The area is known for the innumerable varieties of small fish swimming around. With so many fish the area also attracts many different species of birds as a part of the eco system. Birds like gull, kingfisher, tern, heron and even an egret swoop in to catch a fish. If you are really lucky you might even spot one of two very rare birds that can be seen sometimes namely the booted warbler and a variety of kingfisher known as white-collared.
Other than the plethora of wildlife that can be seen there are many beautiful shrubby herbs, annuals and sedges for you to enjoy observing. These beautiful plants can be seen around hotels like Haffa House, Al Jabal Hotel, Hamden Plaza or even the Arabian Sea Villas. Many of the hotels offer swimming in the outdoor pools, restaurants serving a variety of delectable cuisine and while for you it might be one of the finest dining experiences, the rates are economical as well.