Map

Flights to Comoros | Cheap flight tickets booking on Skyscanner

When one wants to disappear from contact for a while, one of the best things to do is to travel in a place such as Comoros. This remote island can be found in the sea that lies beyond East Africa and northwest of Madagascar. Other isles also lie in the area, such as Mayotte and Glorioso Islands, making it a potentially fun area to visit. What makes a trip here rewarding is also the natural scenery, with the palm trees and the air scented with the fragrance of ylang ylang and other flowers in springtime.

Those going to Comoros will find a thriving natural environment partly formed by the volcanic activity of Mount Karthala in Ngazidja, the highest mountain in Comoros. The interiors of the island also vary from steep mountains to low hills, making it an exciting territory for travellers. The forest by Mount Karthala is also particularly lush, being the largest patch of rainforest in the country. This spot of green, along with other natural resources, makes Comoros a great destination for nature lovers.

What to see & do

Dominated by the largest active volcano in the world, Mt Karthala at 2,360 metres, Grande Comore is fun to explore by tourists due to the splendid desert landscape it created when it spewed lava in late 2005. Now, hiking is fantastic to do in the area fringed by the solidified lava. From here, tourists can venture to the sandy beaches with various hues of white and black sand. On the south of the island lies various plantations, from banana and cassava to ylang ylang and vanilla. Near here is the Dos du Dragon (Dragon's Back), a series of rock formations on a curving peninsula. It is a wonder to behold, looking like rocky spikes on a dragon's back. Those out to check out more of the environment can venture to Mt Ntingui, the highest peak on Anjouan. Those going up here in a clear day can get a view of all the four islands of the archipelago.

Those who want to go out for a swim can check out the beach can go near the sheltered beaches around Trou du Prophete (Prophet's Hole). It is particularly popular due to the legend of Prophet Mohammed hiding away from marauding pirates behind the tall rocks. There is also the beach of Chomoni, known for its gorgeous beauty amidst past lava flows, powdery white sand, dark rocks, and blue waters. Other beaches to appreciate can be found in Moheli, which is all about the sea.

Being the smallest and least populated of the Comorian Islands, Moheli is fun to explore for its beautiful natural environment. Its unspoilt surroundings have made it a major turtle nesting site, as well as a pleasant area for snorkelling due to its colourful coral reefs. Hiking is also possible here in the dramatic, craggy landscape. One will additionally find here the only national park in Comoros, the Parc Marin de Moheli. Birdwatchers will especially have fun at the Lac Dziani Boundouni on the eastern edge of the island, a known spot to see the rare mongoose lemur. Those out watching the sea can look for dolphins and whales.

How to get around within Comoros

Being a small island, tourists will find that Comoros lack useful modes of transport. This makes it necessary to hire a car to get around Grand Comore. Boats are also another way to get around the islands. There is one that runs from Chindini on the southern coast of Grand Comore. There are also large ferries going between Moroni to Foumboni on Moheli.

How to get there

Tourists venturing to this part of the Indian Ocean will need to schedule connecting flights to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Air Tanzania, Comores Aviation, Ewa Air, Fly SAX, and Kenya Airways.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.