Referred to as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, the island of Socotra is a biodiversity jewel with almost 700 endemics species of flora and fauna. Our weeklong tour is designed to enjoy a wide variety of habitats to find all the principal island endemic and potential future endemic birds. Along the way, we are sure to find several interesting reptiles and plants, as well as enjoy the idyllic and rarely visited landscapes.

This tour is made available through our Tailor-made tours department. To explore this offering further for pricing, precise day to day itinerary, inclusions & exclusions, or to tailor the tour to your personal requirements, please contact our Tailor-made team on tailormade@rockjumper.com

Tour Facts Top Birds
Persian Shearwater; Masked Booby; Socotra Cormorant; Socotra Buzzard; Sooty Gull; Socotra Scops Owl; Socotra Warbler; Socotra Cisticola; Socotra Starling; Socotra White-eye; Socotra Sunbird; Socotra Sparrow; Socotra Golden-winged Grosbeak; Socotra Bunting
Habitats Covered
wadis, lagoons, beaches, mountains, scrub, gravel plains
Expected Climate
tropical desert, high temperatures year round with light rain possible
Tour Pace & Walking
reasonable, some longer days in the field. Walking is mostly easy with a few moderate walks over uneven ground can be expected
Ease of Birding
mostly easy with a few tricky species
Other Attractions
Dragon's Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari), very rarely visited island
Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
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