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Malkall to Shibam and Tarim

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Malkall to Shibam and Tarim

Am reading a book by Freya Stark who did this route in early 1900s by land. There seems to be a road now according to Google maps. Can anyone tell me if its doable? bus? are guides needed? best time of year to travel?

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the road from Mukalla to Shibam and Tarim is very easy and many travel agency include these places in their trips. I suggest you to visit by car (rent a car with driver or a taxi) since bus might be not safe or allowed to foreing people. About the guide, my advice is to have one if you need more information about places, but it is not a must.

You can visit this part of Yemen any time of the year

have you also considered Socotra for your trip? it is very easy to come here from Mukalla by Yemenia or Felix airways .

Hope to see you soon in Yemen

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