Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen

A place I would like to visit:

Socotra, an island between Yemen and Somali, has been described as one of the most alien-looking places on Earth.  It is very isolated with a harsh dry climate.  Approximately one third of its plant-life is found nowhere else, including the famous Dragon’s Blood Tree, a very-unnatural looking umbrella-shaped tree which produces a red sap.  There are also a large number of endemic species of birds, spiders and other animals native to the island and coral reefs around it.  Socotra is considered the most biodiverse place in the Arabian Sea, and is a World Heritage Site.

Location of Socotra Island

My sons are very interested in the large dunes on the island, which appear to offer great potential for sandboarding.  The coral reefs and caves might also be fun also.  C0uld this really be the island paradise that it appears to be?

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2 Responses to Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen

  1. ……………Visit.Socotra……….TRAVEL WITH LOCAL PEOPLE – A 100 SOCOTRI.TRIP……….Mahdi Abdel and Loic good friend native.from Socotra and living in Hadibo ……….can guide indiviual.tourists all around the island. ………As we think that tourism development on Socotra MUST benefit to local people this webpage is for him………..He is fluent in english and has a good knowledge of Socotra so he.works regularly for the Tourism Office……….Good luck Mahdi !………………………………………….. Below is an example of an 8.days trip so you.can make your idea about costs ……… 8 days is the best duration to visit all the island – best period february march april may october november ………………..But this trip is an example.only but Mahdi can also propose ……….- short trip 3 or 4 days or long trip 10 days – 2 weeks and more ……….- thematic trip hiking trip camel trip depending on your interests……….- for one single people a family or a group of friends………………..So contact him mahdi.naseeb gmail.com.On Facebook …………1 week in Socotra Island…………………………

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