Socotra: Wadi Fahr Canyon

The granite mountains in the Easter side of Socotra are cut by multitude of deep canyons or wadi. One of the largest is Wadi Fahr with the road actually leading through the bottom and allowing to cross from south to north. For most of the wadi there is a fresh water strewn running, date palm growing, and bottle trees blooming at higher elevations and on canyon walls. In fact, the entire way – it’s like an arboretum of rare flora – bottle trees of all shapes and size, endemic aloe with deep red flowers, cucumber trees, and dozens of strange succulents and shrubs.