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Sunsets on Socotra Island
Sunsets on Socotra Island

On Socotra you can enjoy magnificent sunsets every day, especially in winter time.

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Socotra as a refuge for pirates
Socotra as a refuge for pirates

Socotra was a refuge for pirates for centuries.

Pirates Sea
Fish Markets & Fishers
Fish Markets & Fishers

This year the fish market moved from the center of Hadiboh to its outskirts. Though sale of fish is now more civilized, fish cutting and preparation operations sometimes look appalling.

Fish Hadiboh
Lower part of Wadi Dirhur canyon
Lower part of Wadi Dirhur canyon

This season we have explored the lower part of Wadi Dirhur canyon – from Dixam camping site to the south coast of the island.

Wadi Dirhur Trekking Canyons
Weather & Seasonality of Socotra
Weather & Seasonality of Socotra

Though Socotra’s climate is rather equable, it is also characterized by seasonal variability, which is recommended to be taken into account when planning a trip to the island.

Weather Sea Wind
Di Hamri Marine Conservation Area
Di Hamri Marine Conservation Area

The desert Cape Di Hamri was one of the first Socotra’s places used for encamping.

Di Hamri Attractions Sea
Camp sites on Socotra
Camp sites on Socotra

Eco-tourism means overnight stops at camping sites. It is much more interesting than staying at hotels in Hadiboh.

Camping Trekking
Name of Socotra
Name of Socotra

There are many spelling variants of the name of the Island.

History Socotri
Goats have eaten Socotra
Goats have eaten Socotra

Socotra suffers great losses from goats.

Ecology History
Indian Ocean in Aomak
Indian Ocean in Aomak

The south coast of the Indian Ocean is one of the places worth staying for overnight. You can do that in the Aomak camping.

Aomak Attractions Beach Camping Sea
Socotran
Socotran "lighter"

We highly recommend you to visit Socotra’s museum where you will be able to see how locals make a fire by friction.

Museum
Socotran eels
Socotran eels

A small fresh water stream in Archer is a habitat of a big colony of eels.

Eel Archer Nature
Dragon's Blood  — ideal antiseptic
Dragon's Blood — ideal antiseptic

Dragon tree's resin, you can buy on the Island, has strong antiseptic and immunostimulating properties.

Dragon blood tree Medicine
Fairytale country
Fairytale country

Socotra’s foothill gorges harbor dozens of grottos and caves. One feels here like being in a fairytale country!

Canyons Trekking
The first researcher of Socotran folk music
The first researcher of Socotran folk music

Guido Adler was the first one in studying Socotran folk music.

Music History Culture
Hadiboh is the capital of Socotra
Hadiboh is the capital of Socotra

Hadiboh is the dirtiest place of Socotra. It is hardly understandable why people settled down here. There are often rainy and sunless days. A rivulet flowing through the city is a perfect setting for the nurturing of mosquitoes that bother people at night. The city is overwhelmed by rubbish eaten up by ubiquitous goats, who also often steal food from tables in restaurants.

Hadiboh Attractions
Montane Ascetics of Skant
Montane Ascetics of Skant

If you want to see a montane Socotrans’ way of living we would recommend you to visit Skand mountain area.

Skant Attractions
Sands of Noget South Coast
Sands of Noget South Coast

You can leave your car on the road and take a walk into the depth of sands. If you come here before a sunset, a soft evening lighting will make this place to look much more beautiful.

Noget Attractions Beach Dunes
Socotra has a great number of caves some of which stretching for tens of kilometers.
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