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Visit the Comoros Islands, where pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and lush landscapes await visitors seeking an unforgettable adventure.

About Comoro Islands

Located in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa, Comoros attracts visitors for its sandy shores, clear ocean, colourful coral reefs, and vibrant culture.

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Map of Comoro Islands

Map of Comoro Islands

Located off the coast of northern Mozambique, north-west of Madagascar, the Comoros consist of four main islands: Ngazidja, Nzwani, Mwali; and Mayotte, still administered by France.

Three of the Comoro Islands gained independence in 1975, while the islanders of Mayotte voted to remain a part of the French administration.

Comoro Islands Overview

The Comoro Islands have a rich history and culture, influenced by Arab, African, and French traditions.


The economy of the Comoro Islands is largely based on agriculture, with crops such as vanilla, cloves, and ylang-ylang being important exports.

The country also has a small tourism industry, with visitors attracted by the beautiful beaches and coral reefs.


The Comoro Islands has a predominantly Sunni Muslim population. Local languages include Comorian, French, and Arabic.

Since Independence

The Comoro Islands have faced political instability and economic challenges since gaining independence from France in 1975.

The country has experienced several coups and political crises, and poverty remains a significant issue.

However, recent efforts have been made to improve the economy and strengthen democratic institutions.

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Visit Comoro Islands

To visit the Comoro Islands, you will need a passport and a visa, which can be obtained upon arrival at the airport in Moroni, the capital city of the country.

Things to see an do in the Comoro Islands.

Grande Comore Beaches

The island of Grande Comore is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Chomoni Beach and Itsandra Beach.

Mitsoudjé Market

This bustling market in Moroni is a great place to experience the local culture and cuisine.

You can find everything here; from fresh seafood to traditional handicrafts and textiles.

Moroni Old Town

This historic district is home to many traditional Comorian buildings and landmarks, including the Iconi Mosque and the Presidential Palace.

Mount Karthala

An active volcano located on the island of Grande Comore, Mount Karthala is one of the largest and most active volcanoes in the world.

It is possible to hike to the summit, which offers stunning views of the island and the Indian Ocean.


The French called Ngazidja 'Grande Comore'.

Ngazidja is the largest of the islands in the Comoro archipelago and it is where the capital of Moroni is situated.

Map of Moroni

Map of Moroni


The first president of the independent country, Ahmed Abdallah, was from Nzwani, and his shrine is in his hometown of Domoni.

Mwali (Moheli)

Mwali is the smallest of the Comoro Islands; known to the French as Moheli.

Lac Sale

This stunning saltwater lake is located on the island of Mohéli and is home to a variety of unique wildlife, including turtles and rare bird species.

Maore (Mayotte)

Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean, is still an administrative territory of France, and is closest to Madagascar.

Mamoudzou, known as Momoju in the local Shimaore language, is the capital of the French overseas region and department of Mayotte.

Located on Grande-Terre (or Mahore), the main island of Mayotte.

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