Comoros - Islands of the Moon
The delightful Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros isn’t the most obvious holiday destination. Almost a low key Zanzibar, but without the tourists, the Comoros combine the heritage of Swahili culture with dramatic scenery. The atmospheric towns and small country charm complete the picture offering a trip that showcases a different side to this part of the world.
This short tour covers the three islands that make up the republic, starting in Grande Comore. Here we wander through the old medina, discover colourful markets, visit old sultans’ palaces and see the impressive volcano of Mount Karthala.
Travelling by boat to Moheli, we visit its spice gardens, and watch turtles lay eggs on the beach. In Anjouan we explore the gorgeous countryside, stopping at waterfalls and lush valleys, before finally returning to Moroni, the capital.
The Comoros may not have the ‘must-see’ sights and experiences of East Africa, but more than makes up for this with its easy-going nature and beautiful landscapes. The sheer sense of adventure in being in one of the least visited countries in the world has great appeal.