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Samed proved to be outstanding as a guide on Socotra; diligent and trustworthy. I was impressed to find professionalism like this after my dealings with a larger, much touted, "eco" tourist operator on Socotra who tuned out to be an over-priced con! Would recommend Samed to anyone.Read More Read More Less
We had a wonderful time with Samed, excellent guide who speaks a really good english, was friendly and attentive to our needs.
He transmitted us his passion for his island, we learnt a lot and shared many unforgettable moments. Above all, he made us meet many nice and welcoming Socotri people (fishermen...).
This trip with Samed and the two drivers Ahmed and Abdulhamed (also very kind) remains as a fantastic experience, we have plenty of good memories together.
I recommend everybody to discover Socotra with Samed.
A special thanks to Samed for the courtesy and professionalism that has been shown in my trip to Socotra. Perfect organization, and staff attentive and considerate. Again, thank you.
It gives me great pleasure to contribute a reference for Samed Saleh.
Samed was our guide when I was a member of a group of seven travelling to Socotra in November 2013. He was also responsible for all the arrangements for the group with regard to this trip.
I cannot speak highly enough of Samed and he has now become a very good friend. He looked after our group exceptionally well and nothing was too much trouble for him. It was especially helpful for us that Samed speaks very good English, making everything a great deal easier. He answered our many questions intelligently and informatively, and was able to solve any problem with efficiency and good humor. He is passionate about Socotra, possesses in-depth knowledge of the island, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He has excellent connections on the island and it was obvious that he is much liked and respected in the community.
Our expedition included four days spent trekking and wild camping, during which we were accompanied by camels and their cameleers. The cameleers spoke little English, and Samed was invaluable to me personally when I wished to interview them as he was able to translate my questions into the local language and give me the answers in English. And the same was true when I needed to conduct further interviews, which he helped to set up. Quite frankly, I could not have done without him.
I have a very high regard for Samed, both as a person and as a guide and businessman; our group was extremely lucky to have him with us. On our last night he invited us to his home to meet his wife and family, where we were entertained to a delicious dinner. It was so nice to feel part of his family and I am delighted to have made such a good friend.
Samed took us on a trip that we will never forget. Samed and his crew were extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and accommodating. The food was great. Socotra and it's people blew me away.