Tour operators

Discovermores

Appears to be an operating tour operator in Moroni (or somewhere on Grande Comore). They do not have a website, just a (poorly made) facebook page.

It seems that they do in fact arrange various tours, such as a trek up to Karthala, but you have to look very hard to find any more information.

There is activity on the FB page so I have to assume they are active somehow, but like so many other Comoros businesses, the FB page is mainly in French and they do not respond to enquiries. The content (from a tourist point of view) is mainly completely irrelevant, but they could be a great option for a day out and about – a shame that they do not advertise what they have to offer.

Ylang Tours

Also locaced in Moroni and they have a website (but no FB page).

The website unfortunately is not very usefull, but there is a contact form and they will respond (maybe!!).

Below is a sample of what is on offer – these trips could be really good, but there is pretty much no information available about what to expect, price, duration, pick up etc etc. and when asked about this, they never responded.

  • Airport transfer
  • Climb Karthala volcano 1 or 2 days
  • Boat trip dolphin watching
  • Driver to take you around the island
  • Visit ylang ylang distillery
  • 4×4 rental

Attractions

Mount Karthala

Of the few Comoros Attractions on Grande Comore, the volcano Mount Karthala is impossible not to notice. It rises approximately 2300 meters and is still active with last eruption in 2006.

1 or 2 day treks can be organized (see above)

Travellers are saying that the hike does require a certain degree of fitness but that it is well worth it.

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Moroni

Capital of Comoros, located approximately 20 km from the airport on Grande Comore.

There are several hotels and restaurants to choose from, just note that some hotels do not allow alcohol on their premises.

It is not a big city (approx. 50.000 people live there) but you will find anything you need for a pleasant enough stay.

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Moheli

Moheli is the smallest of the 3 islands that are Comoros. It is located approximately 80 km from Grande Comore and is supposedly the most beautifull of the 3.

The “capital” of the island is Fomboni, located on the northern tip. This is where the airport is, and not too far from where boats from Grande Comore lands.

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There are plenty of activities to enjoy on this gorgeous island, here are just a few

  • Diving / snorkeling – see if you can spot a manta!
  • Whale watching (seasonal)
  • Turtle watching
  • Ylang Ylang tour
  • Livingston bat watching (endemic – found nowhere else)

No websites are available but ask your accomodation and they should be able to help organize.

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Moheli Marine Park is located down south, approx 40 km from Fomboni (2 hour drive due to road going up/down/left/right constantly.)

Probably the best place to visit in the entire country, with plenty of activities to explore.

This is also where Laka Lodge – the only dive center in the country – is located. Right on the beach with great views over the marine park and its uninhabited islands.