5 days Socotra

Sanaà - Hadibo - Dihamri - Arrarr - Homhill - Wadi Difarhu - Amak Beach - Dixam - Wadi Dirrharr - Qalansiah/Detwah Lagoon - Shaáb island - Mushtal Adib - Hadibo - Sanaà

day 1: transfer to the airport in Sanaá. Flight to Socotra early in the morning. Transfer to Hadibo for lunch. We continue to Dihamri (maritime nature reserve) on the coast of the Indian Ocean. There you find the most extended coral-reef. While snorkelling you discover a magnificient underwater world. Please do not touchanything because it causes irreversible damage. For the night we drive to Arrarr, a beautiful place on the beach ideally located for camping.

 

day 2: from Arrarr we drive to the starting point of our trek to Homhill. We walk for 2-3 hrs passing through a natural garden full of dragonblood- and bottletrees. From the mountain´s top we have a breathtaking panorama over the ocean. We will be picked up by our cars and go on to Wadi Difarhu where we eat our picnic. After spending some hrs in the four wheel drive we get to Amak. This is a beautiful beach where we spend the night camping.

 

day 3: from Amak we continue our journey to the nature reserve of Dixam. Here you see an immense number of dragonblood trees which leave you astonished by their beauty. In Wadi Dirrharr you can take a bath in a natural hammam with clear and refreshing water. After a picnic break we continue to Qalansiah which we will reach in the afternoon. It is a little fishing-village with traditional houses and narrow alleys. Continuation to Detwah Lagoon, a nature reserve known by its unbelievable beauty. Here you can see stingrays which means to take good care when swimming. The lagoon is as well home to various species of maritime birds. Camping

 

day 4: early in the morning we take to boat to the little island of Sha´ab. There we have a beautiful beach almost to ourselves. You can swim, bathe, talk a walk or simply relax.. During our return to Qalansiah 3 or 4 hrs later we might see dolphins (if we are lucky). Lunch in the fishing-village. In the afternoon our driver will take us to Mushtal Adib, a wonderful garden where the owner cultivates all endemic plants of Socotra. We can either spend the night here or in a hotel in Hadibo, it is your choice. The camping ground where we can stay overnight is on the opposite side of the garden located on the sea.The place is created and kept affectionately by the owner´s family. They prepare great dishes for you!

 

day 5: departure from Socotra. Early in the morning we take our breakfast to arrive at the airport on time for our flight to Mukalla and Sanaá. Arrival at Sanaá.