The Socotra Archipelago lies 380 km to the south of Gulf of Aden, on the Arabian Sea coast of Yemen. This piece of Yemeni land, located in the Indian Ocean, off the Gulf of Aden, has long remained the secret of merchants and explorers. It includes a group of islands – Socotra, Darsa, Samha, and Abd Al Kuri. With a total land area of 3625 m2, Socotra is considered the largest of four islands. The western-most point of the Archipelago is just 80 km east of Cape Guardafui on the Somalia Peninsula.
Socotra is a 140 x 40-kilometer piece of land that has broken away from the Horn of Africa thirty million years ago. It gives itself a look of inhospitable land as if it wanted to keep its fabulous landscapes hidden, or keep the secret of its flora and fauna from another age