Cave exploration

06 Thanks to its geological characteristics, Socotra has more than 50 caves. A Belgian Socotra Karst Project team has explored and mapped the island’s cave system in previous years.

The biggest and definitely worth seeing is Hoq cave situated in granite massive above Rosh eco-campsite. Walk up to the entrance inside the cave takes around one hour and will bring you into a magic world of stalagmites, stalactites, crystal curtains, calcite floors. The cave is more than 3 km long with a small lake at the very end. There is a walking path marked with lines and reflecting tags to protect the cave’s stunning creation and to lead visitors safely to the end and back. The temperature is constant throughout the year between 25 and 27 °C with humidity more than 95 percent.