Located 380km south of the Arabian Peninsula, this mysterious and little known island with a population of around 90,000 people is sometimes known as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. Up until 2014 there were only about a 1000 tourists visiting per year.
Having just returned from this beautiful magical island I can tell you that you will see some of the most extraordinary landscapes, plant life & birds with species endemic to this island only. 132km long & 49 km wide Socotra is a Unesco World Heritage site.
The archipelago consists of the main Island and three other islands also known as the outer islands. With the Hajir mountains, plateaus, enormous sand dunes, stunning white beaches, pools of crystal clear water, enormous caves, the famous dragons blood trees & bulbous desert rose plants & cucumber trees, you will experience some of natures most crazy creations and wonder why it is you have never heard of this place before.
I plan on going back and if you like the idea why not let me plan your trip there. Socotra is not an easy destination and camping is basic but all a part of the style of visit to this unique island. Contact me for more information.