20 Photos that Will Make You Fall in Love with Socotra
In March, 2019 we became one of the first groups to return to the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, where we embarked on an 8-day expedition by jeep and foot across the island. Located off the coasts of Somalia and Yemen, this island is commonly referred to as the “Galapagos of Arabia” due to the large numbers of endemic flora and fauna. Over one third of Socotra’s plant species are unique to the island.
The war in Mainland Yemen caused this island’s last significant remaining link to the outside world to be lost for about five years, but just this year it’s been possible to reach this fabled land once again. We are promoting responsible, sustainable, low-impact eco tourism on the island and are extremely happy to be returning here regularly.