10 days in Comoros & Anjouan Itinerary

10 days in Comoros & Anjouan Itinerary

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Moroni, Grande Comore
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Mayotte, Ferry to Moroni, Fly to Anjouan
— 5 nights


Moroni, Grande Comore

— 2 nights
Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. On the 22nd (Fri), browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Comoros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquée de Moroni, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Karthala, and finally take a stroll through Mitsoudje.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Moroni is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Moroni. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moutsamoudou.

Things to do in Moroni

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Mosquee du Vendredi.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moroni to Moutsamoudou. Traveling from Moroni in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 34°C in Moutsamoudou. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Moya.

Things to do in Moutsamoudou

Historic Sites
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— 5 nights
Moya is a town located on the island of Anjouan in the Comoros. Moya is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chomoni Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ntingui Mountain Peak, and kick back and relax at Plage de Moya.

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Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Moutsamoudou to Moya takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In January in Moya, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 34°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moya

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Comoros travel guide

Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Museums
Exotic Comoros offers a different take on the archetypal paradise island. The remote collection of varied landmasses endured a turbulent history, with nearly 20 coups since its independence in 1975. The political situation has calmed in recent years, allowing tourism in Comoros to develop thanks to a good offering of white-sand beaches, volcanic peaks, and underwater worlds rich in wildlife. Devoutly Muslim, the locals frown upon the consumption of alcohol and bare skin--few foreign tourists are bothered by this, as most come for the off-the-beaten track adventuring rather than beach-bar relaxation.

Anjouan travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Nature & Parks · Mountains
Anjouan is an autonomous island in the Indian Ocean that forms part of the Union of the Comoros. Its chief town is Mutsamudu and, its population is around 277,500. The total area of the island is 424 square kilometers .HistoryEarly and colonial historyThe first inhabitants of the island were explorers and immigrants from Indonesia and Polynesia. After that people all around the Indian Ocean began to come to Anjouan and the Comoro Islands. In about 1500, the Sultanate of Ndzuwani (Anjouan) was founded, which took over the entire island (for further information see: List of sultans on the Comoros). The sultanate was the most powerful of all the Comorian sultanates. In 1816, Sultan Alawi bin Husein requested French assistance against the Sultanate of Zanzibar which was threatening his domain. The island came under French protection in 1886. France abolished slavery in then-Ndzuwani in 1899, and formally annexed it in 1912. The strictly republican annexation was opposed by the last reigning sultan but his meager forces were crushed when they offered resistance.John Mucknell marooned his enemies on Anjouan in 1644. His ship, the John, was owned by the East India Company, but after ridding himself of opposition in this manner, he turned pirate and returned to Britain.