Still a little-known destination, the Comoros archipelago can be reached in a little over 2 hours' flight from Reunion.
Located in the north of the Mozambique Channel, between the east coast of Africa and Madagascar, the Union of the Comoros is made up of three islands: Grande Comores, Anjouan and Mohéli.
As an authentic destination, the Comoros will appeal to travellers looking for both adventure and a holiday off the beaten track. Like Reunion Island, the Comoros are volcanic islands and therefore an ideal playground for hiking and trekking enthusiasts. Between lush forests, high altitude lakes, waterfalls and spectacular panoramas, a trip to these islands is a real getaway, and this all year round. The perfect way to unplug, unwind and try somewhere completely new!
In particular, Mount Karthala is an active volcano situated on Grande Comores, and a real challenge for the more athletic among you! The climb up to its summit at an altitude of 2300 metres will take you across a lush verdant natural environment, dotted by several villages where you can meet the locals. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Not far from Karthala, Moroni is the capital of the Comoros. A visit to the city centre, from its famous mosque to its national museum is a great way to immerse yourself in the thousand-year history of this ancient land of Islam. A trip back in time to the days of the Sultans will fascinate young and old alike.
Let the heady aromas of ylang-ylang, jasmine or clove guide you as you set sail for Anjouan. Also known as ‘Perfume Island’, this place is particularly renowned for its local plantations. Don't hesitate to hire a guide to meet the producers and learn all about this precious agricultural heritage. Finally, if you are looking for shade and cooler climes, the waterfalls of Tatinga and the lakes of Dzialaoutsounga and Dzialandzé, located on the slopes of Mount Ntringui, are ideal spots!
A trip to the Comoros from Reunion Island is an ideal holiday for any adventurers looking for a change of scenery. Karibu*!
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Sharing experience in Moroni
For me, the third island of the Comoros, Moheli, is the wildest. This wonderful haven is the only place where you can observe Livingstone’s fruit bats, whose wingspans can exceed 1.5 metres - sure to give you a fright!
“For a unique and immersive experience in the heart of Comorian life, head to Moroni's market, the Volo-volo market. Lively, noisy and hectic, the hustle and bustle of Comorian life at its very best.”