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Dig deeper into Socotra's natural and cultural heritage through experiential travel. Learn from the locals. Discover Socotra means immersion.


Specialized itineraries covering a variety of subjects, all guided by both local and international experts on the respective subjects.

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Learn about the challenges being faced by Socotri nature and culture and how best to go about counteracting them. 

Research trip with Discover Socotra Spot 3 bird species previously undocumented on Socotra

Members of a research expedition organized by Discover Socotra and the Ornithological Society of the Middle East in November 2021 managed to spot three birds species never before documented on Socotra, one of which is even a first for the entire Arabian region. The expedition initially set out to focus on the outer island population of Socotra cormorants (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis), yet while on the archipelago, members of the team managed to spot:


  • Pomarine jaegers (Stercorarius pomarinus) Never before documented on Socotra 

  •  A Somali fiscal (Lanius somalicus) Never before documented in Arabia

  • A White-breasted waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) Never before documented on Socotra

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Pomarine jaeger spotted at Qadhub

Photo: Licia Calabrese and David Stanton

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What guests have to say:

They were completely brilliant... I've been twice before to Socotra over the last 10 years but I'd recommend Discover Socotra by far and away the best tour group I've used (on Socotra or pretty much anywhere.)
–S. Norfolk
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