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Yemen, The Socotra Archipelago

 


The Socotra Islands are the jewels of Yemen and the whole Arabian region. It is indeed a place of botanical and zoological treasures nurtured by many generations of the islanders, the keepers of the unique cultural traditions of Yemen. For centuries, the Socotra Islands have been out of early explorers’ and naturalists’ attention. But by the end of 90-s they became a center of attraction never seen before especially from those who are interested in their economic development and natural environment preservation.

Dating back to prehistoric times the unique nature of Socotra attracts not only scientists and specialists, but also enthusiasts of eco-tourism.

 

Socotra island is one of few places in the world where people live in harmony with nature, so rarely found in our modernized world.

Tourism on Socotra is still developing. We arrange tours on Socotra Archipelago in cooperation with the local socotrian guides having many years' experience with tourists from various countries. They are highly professional and can show you the most attractive places of the island, tell about its nature, language and culture, as well as organize diving, trekking or other special programs.  

Try the real taste of Socotra with "Socotra Tamam" travel & tourism agency!

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Our camping program includes the most interesting and beautiful places of the island of Socotra.

 

Sailors watching Socotra

Sailors, who came to Socotra at the end of the southwest monsoon, could see what was happening on Socotra in the summer. The weather is very different from the usual. In the mountains is cool and cloudy. On the north shore of Socotra blowing very strong wind.

 
Last boat on Socotra

60-foot catamaran with a Russian-Ukrainian crew came to Socotra. They were the first who visited Socotra in the season the south-east monsoon, which still strong now.

 
Summer monsoon winds on Socotra

Southwest monsoon wind becomes very strong on the northern coast of Socotra in the summer months. At same time there is rainy and cold weather in the mountain part of Socotra.

 
More Sailors on Socotra

Two more sailing boats have visited Socotra on their way to the Red Sea. German catamaran and Irish yacht spent on Socotra for about a week. It was a pleasure to meet interesting people, some of them live aboard for more than 10 years.

 
Cruisers on Socotra

Sailors is lucky people. Now they are the only ones who can come to Socotra and see our beautiful island. The rest are waiting until direct flight from Dubai starts.

 
Morten Ross - Socotra in UV

Morten takes unusual photos in the ultraviolet range. In February 2015 we organized for him a special tour around Socotra.

 
Anton Nasyrov 2015

Photos from the fourth trip to Socotra in January-February 2015. Anton likes to get into tricky areas to make an unusual pictures.

 
New direct flight Dubai-Socotra-Dubai

Good news! November 27 will start a new direct flight from Dubai to Socotra.

 
The second cyclone Megh passed directly over Socotra island

Socotra was hit again by the storm. A lot of destroyed houses all over the island. There are several dead. Half of our restaurant was destroyed. The ship carrying humanitarian aid ran aground during a storm.

 
Cyclone Chapala. Storms over Socotra - before and after

Strong cyclone passed near Socotra. We had heavy rain, strong wind and big waves. Several photos taken before and after the storm.