Traveling to Socotra island

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1. Posted by markh1990 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

I will be traveling from Switzerland with my girlfriend to Socotra island on Nov this year, we will joining a group of other travellers, anyone else been to the island would like to share some tips

Cheers,
Mark.

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1511 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

This Web site might be helpful: https://www.engagesocotra.com/

There also is a new Bradt guide for Socotra, published in December.

Several members of a private Facebook group, Every Passport Stamp, have visited.

3. Posted by markh1990 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

The Bradt guide for Socotra looks decent i am considering it
I used [sorry, no links please with new users] they arranged everything for me including flight, visas and the tour!

[ Edit: Edited on 8 May 2021, 20:27 GMT by markh1990 ]

4. Posted by Khaki_Clare (Budding Member 2 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

My advice would be that Socotra has pretty basic facilities, so the more you can minimise your impact on the environment while being there, the better.

The existing operators on the island were struggling to adjust to increased visitors vs lack of facilities during my own visit (December 2019) so be as mindful as possible with wild toilet stops (don't discard toilet paper etc.)

Bring an inverter if you need to charge electronics and/or plenty of batteries

Enjoy!