Skant is the highest point of the Haghier mountains of Socotra – more than 1500 meters high! This is the last leg of my 14 day Socotra journey, and how lucky I was!

During the first week of my visit all of the Haghier mountains was shrouded in thick clouds, and now I’m on top of Socotra and can see this! It is an extraordinarily beautiful place – the vista yes, but the montane forests and the plants are equally wonderful – and a large portion is endemic. So I felt like walking in a garden from another time, place and planet entirely. So much so that I yearn to go back!


This is a time lapse to show the movements and to get a taste of what I experienced here.