sv-Unique Socotra

Welcome to Socotra

The Socotra archipelago lies at the brink of time. Far from the mainland, long time separated from Africa and Arabia, with hundreds of unique species that have not developed anywhere else in the...

Unique biodiversity of Socotra

Thanks to its geographic characteristics, Socotra was given an exclusive chance to develop a unique biodiversity. No other continent or island offers the same set of species of fauna and flora....

Socotra Birds

On Socotra we can see birds that are resident (breed on the islands and are present all year round) and those that are migratory (they use Socotra as a stop-over site for the part of the year on...

Birds you must see

Birds you must see Most birders visiting Socotra will want to see the endemics as well as other birds that are special to the island or difficult to see elsewhere. The following 25 ...

Socotran Plants

  The Socotra Archipelago boasts a rich flora, remarkable endemic species and plants with a long history of traditional use. With a total of 835 vascular plant species, 308 (37%) are...

Socotran Reptiles

  Reptiles are “cold-blooded” scaled vertebrates that breathe air through lungs. Most species rely on external heat sources to maintain their body temperature, which makes them well-known...

Socotra Protected Areas

Socotra island has been divided into several protected areas with different levels of conservation. The so called Socotra Zoning Plan was introduced in 2000 designing four key types of...

Eco-tourism on Socotra

  You will not find any hotel resorts on Socotra. If you dream about swimming in a hotel pool Socotra is not the right holiday destination for you. On the other hand, if you like romantic dinner on...

Socotri Culture

Socotra is a remote island far from the mainland that only a decade ago has opened to the outside world. Therefore you are coming to a conservative society based on traditional Socotri and Islamic...

Socotra history

Socotra boasts not only with natural beauties but is also loaded with breathtaking stories born through its long history. It is determined to be a spot of exciting events as the island is located on...

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