Socotra, an administrative part of the Republic of Yemen, is an island situated in the Indian Ocean in the tropical climate not far from the shores of Africa. Its location and uniqueness makes Socotra a perfect destination for tourists seeking unusual experiences. Moreover, its pleasant climate enables everyone to enjoy various activities. Whether you are a botanist, an ardent biologist, a fisherman or a scuba diver, you can explore the rich biodiversity not to be found anywhere else in the world. What’s more, you will find no tourists or tourist facilities on Socotra’s endless and pristine shores.
The rich biodiversity gives the landscape its uniqueness so that everyone, especially the Europeans, will find it hard not to be enchanted by its beauty.
The geologists consider Socotra “the most isolated piece of land” in the history of the Earth.
The island is also an attractive place for trekking and due to its pleasant climate almost anyone can set out on the long walks while the experienced sportsmen can try more demanding treks.
Those of you who are attracted to sea life will be fascinated by the diverse species that live in the local waters. You can watch or even swim with the dolphins and observe turtles, stingrays and many other colourful fish living on the coral reef.
In brief, Socotra offers something for everyone and convinces you that the virgin land still exists!