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!
Summer is undeservingly considered to be a Low Season on Socotra. But it is the time when you can find many curious and interesting things on the island.
Here you can buy the famous Socotran resins - myrrh, incense, dragon's blood and other goods from the island of Socotra.
Socotra Island - a paradise for photography lovers.
Sailing boat "Delta" which is traveling around the world was the first boat coming to Socotra in recent years.
The Law No. 31 for 2013 was issued on Wednesday establishing the governorate No. 22 of the Socotra archipelago with Hadibo as its capital city.
Autumn was very rainy in Socotra. Such heavy rains was not more than 40 years. The whole island covered with greenery. Now it is very beautiful. Especially the sunsets and sunrises.
Such high and beautiful dunes near the ocean you will not find nowhere else in the world. Our new photo film - just sand and dunes.
Every year my friend Vladimir comes to Socotra to visit remote areas of the island. The last time we discovered some very interesting places.
Photo Tour across Socotra with Anna Pchelintseva. 2010-2013
NBC’s Richard Engel takes viewers to a tiny, remote island off the coast of Yemen, inhabited by nearly 800 fascinating species of plants and animals.