Comoros, travel and what to visit in the islands of the archipelago

comoros islands
comoros islands

Driving holiday in the Comoros, geography, beaches, major cities and interesting places to see.

Geography Comoros

With excellent beaches and protected marine environment, ideal for lovers of the sea, the archipelago of the Comoros, located in the Mozambique Channel, the stretch of Indian Ocean between the southeastern coast and the African island of Madagascar, is formed by four main islands of Njazidja or Grande Comore, Anjouan Nzwani or, Mahoré or Mayotte, Mwali or Moheli and other smaller islands.

The islands of Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan, formed a state called the Union of the Comoros, while the island Mayotte is French territory. It is of volcanic islands equipped with excellent beaches, surrounded by a wonderful coral reef and covered with a very rich and varied vegetation. Are grown various spices, including nutmeg, cloves, pepper, vanilla and many perfume essences are extracted from the flowers that characterize their amazing nature.

What to visit Comoros

The island is higher Grande Comore, which reaches 2361 meters above sea level with the top of Kartala, connected to the active volcano dormant volcano of La Grille by a central plateau whose altitude is between 600 and 700 meters above sea level. On this island is the city of Moroni, the capital of the nation. The island Mahoré or Mayotte has a beautiful lagoon, a canoe trip allows you to appreciate the magic of the place and, for scuba divers, you can closely observe its protected waters that offer a unique marine environment.

Moheli island or Mwali, the smallest of the main islands of the archipelago, you can see the traditional Arab sailing boats, dhows, which are built on the beach of Fomboni, while the marine reserve off the southern coast of the island hosts the giants and increasingly rare green turtles. The island of Anjouan or Nzwani stands out for its waterfalls and tropical vegetation.

The main town is Mutsamudu, built in Swahili style-Shirazi, with buildings dating back to the seventeenth century, winding alleyways, mosques and a citadel. In the ancient capital of Domoni you can admire the buildings blasted by the sultans between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The inhabitants of the Comoros are descended from Arab and Persian merchants of Shiraz, together with the African mainland and Malay-Polynesian.