About Socotra Eco-tours

Socotra Eco-tours is an accredited Tours Operator which is entirely managed by Socotris. We look upon ecotourism as means of sustainable development for the island.

There are many tour operators based on the mainland who service the island but these do not take nearly as much care of the local environment, economy and people as we do. Unlike the mainland operators, our overhead costs are minimal and we guarantee that all our fees come to the benefit of the local population.

We have professional tour field guides, trained naturalist guides, 4×4 cars with drivers, camping and cooking equipment etc. Moreover, we are able to provide accommodation in the best hotels on the island as well as arrange for overnight camping sites. We will organize different types of tours, specifically designed to accommodate your individual requirements.

Socotra Eco-tours staff have been trained by UNDP Socotra Conservation and Development Programme and the Socotra Ecotourism Society. They speak fluent English, Arabic and Socotri. It is highly recommended to travel around the island with an accredited guide. They will explain and share the vast knowledge of local fauna, flora, culture and history. They will ensure that your visit to Socotra is smooth, pleasurable, and unforgettable.


Abduljameel Abdullah Ali               Ahmed Abdullah        

   Executive Manager                       G. Coordinator     


       Sami Ali                                    Rudwan Mubarik                

   Financial Manager                  Administrative Manager

Abduljameel (left) and Sami, key representantives of Socotra Eco-tours.


Socotra Eco-tours mission

  1. Provide and maintain the best quality of service to our guests, all whilst respecting and valuing our culture, history and environment.
  2. Ensure that all our staff are from the island and are paid competitive rates of pay, since we hope to maximize the flow of the income from tourism back into the local economy. None of our money is sent back to the mainland or anywhere else.
  3. We do our best to source sustainably produced and grown local materials and food from the island.


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