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Best things to do in Comoros

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Where in the world: Africa  /  Comoros

Top 13 things to do in Comoros

1. Adore Comores, Moroni

Suggested duration: 1 hour
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2. Chomoni Beach, Grande Comore

With a paradisal landscape of turquoise sea and perfect white sand, Chomoni Beach offers excellent snorkeling and plenty of relaxation. Swim or bring snorkel gear to explore the warm waters and diverse marine life, then lounge on the beach and gaze at the volcanic rocks scattered across the small bay. Enjoy a meal of fresh lobsters and seafood caught and prepared by the locals, and consider an overnight stay in one of the rustic bungalows next to the water.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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3. Grande Mosquée de Moroni, Moroni

Admire the simple yet captivating architecture of Grande Mosquée de Moroni, standing on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Bright white walls contrast the blue sea, while numerous arches create a rhythmic effect. Observe the ornate windows hiding in the back and the vibrant green dome pointing to the sky.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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4. Bouni Beach, Grande Comore

Crystal clear sea, fine white sand, and a forest of palm trees make Bouni Beach a perfect getaway. Locals and tourists gather here for volleyball and soccer, or just swimming in the warm Indian Ocean. Though generally lacking infrastructure, the beach has some improvised huts and bars, which add a special charm to the place. Feel free to pitch a tent and spend a couple of nights in the peaceful and safe atmosphere.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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5. Nioumachoua Beach, Fomboni

With islands in view Nioumachoua Beach offers swimming and other beachfront opportunities next to a transparent, turquoise sea that gradually changes color into cyan blue as the water deepens. Some visitors like to hire a boat and visit several nearby islands, or go fishing on the reef with local fishermen or boat, sail, canoe, or kayak to explore the area's wild beauty. Whale watching is a prime activity from July to October, or go bird-watching (particularly for endemic species) anytime.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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7. Mount Karthala, Grande Comore

Forming the southern part of the largest island in Comoros, Mount Karthala stands as a huge shield volcano (and one that's prone to frequent eruptions). Its eruptions are characterized by ample of volcanic flow, which have formed a lava lake in the crater of the caldera. One of the latest eruptions occurred in 2015, causing water contamination due to ash fall; the lava also permanently modified the shape of caldera. You can book a glass-bottom boat tour or hike the 2,000 m (6,562 ft) trail and explore the mountain by yourself.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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8. Mosquee du Vendredi, Moutsamoudou

Situated just a few steps from the dock and the sea, Mosquee du Vendredi is one of the island’s most remarkable religious sites. Boasting perfectly symmetrical architecture, with long balconies on two levels, the all-white building is adorned with numerous small pillars and arches. Enter and climb to the top of the green, decorated minaret to be rewarded with panoramic views of the ocean and the rest of the town.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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9. Plage de Moya, Moya

Kick back and relax at Plage de Moya, a place so clean and uncrowded you’ll feel like it’s your own. It’s tucked away outside the city, and it boasts white sand and clean, shallow water ideal for swimming. Bring some food and enjoy a picnic while admiring the view of the endless ocean.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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10. Ntingui Mountain Peak, Lingoni

Reaching an altitude of 1,338m (4,388ft), Ntingui Mountain Peak is the second highest peak on the island. Take a hike to get there, and you’ll see an abundance of interesting plant and animal life on your way. When you get to the top, take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking views of the landscape and the pristine nature.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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11. Mitsoudje, Grande Comore

A visit to Mitsoudje gives you the opportunity to meet the locals and learn about the way of life in the island’s rural parts. The town, although quite small, is the largest and the capital of the Hambou municipality, with a population of 5,000.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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12. Chissioua Ouenefou, Moheli

Explore the varied ecosystem of Chissioua Ouenefou, whose coastal and underwater areas burst with numerous plant and animal species, as well as interesting geological formations created by volcanic eruptions. Taking a relaxed hike around the island offers the chance to observe palm trees and baobabs, as well as many of the regionally important resident birds, namely the masked booby. If you opt to go diving, one of the most popular activities here, you can see dugongs, dolphins, and manta rays, as well as the coral reef, which is the hawksbill turtle's natural feeding habitat. If you’re interested in history, check out the site of a leper colony from the 19th century.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
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13. Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, Moroni

Suggested duration: 1 hour
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