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Best Hiking Trails in Comoro Islands (Comoros)

Overview

The Comoro Islands (Comoros) include Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli.  Comoros is part of an independent republic after gaining independence from France in 1975.  The islands are located in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar, and have some small mountains to hike. The most well known hike is to the top of Mount Karthala, an active volcano that is the highest point of Comoros. The best months to hike in Comoros are May to November.  There is very little information on hiking in Comoros available, and there are no updated travel guides on travelling to these islands. 

Capital: Moroni

When To Hike in Comoro Islands (Comoros)?

May – November: Fairly dry
December – April: Very rainy

Climate: Tropical – hot and humid throughout the year; quite wet here, but fairly dry during May to November. 

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium – Hard: Hard to get around without a guide.  Can be difficult to go around from island to island and infrastructure for hiking is limited.

Most popular hikes in Comoro Islands (Comoros)

It is difficult to find information on hiking in Comoros. The map shows highlights from what info is available. Highest mountain: Mount Karthala (2360 m) on Grande Comore island.

Filter out hiking places of Comoro Islands (Comoros) by month

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Mohéli

  • Considered the most beautiful of the three islands, also mountainous but no info on hiking here 
  • Dziani Bondouni volcano hike

Anjouan

  • Mont Dauban
  • Mont Pot à Eau

Grande Comore

  • Aka Ngazidja, it is the largest island, home of capital
  • Difficult to find information on hiking here despite mountainous areas
  • Mount Karthala

Long Distance Trails of Comoro Islands (Comoros)

Comoro Islands (Comoros)'s Walking & Hiking Resources

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Comoros Books: No recent travel guide from the regular publishers available but several from independent publishers

  • Comoros Travel Guide for Beginners: The Updated Concise Guide for Planning a Trip to Comoros Including Top Destinations, Wildlife, Nature, Cultural Experience and Getting Around, by Thanh Minick, 2023, Independently Published – https://amzn.to/3IKZvps
  • Enchanting Comoros: A Comprehensive Travel Guide to Culture, Nature, and Uncharted Beauty, by Yasmine Madi, 2023, Independently published – https://amzn.to/43wUWsb
  • Lonely Planet Madagascar & Comoros, 6th Edition, by Lonely Planet, 2008, Lonely Planet Publications – https://amzn.to/4aq8B6F

 

Best Hiking Trails in Comoros:

There is very little information on hiking in Comoros online or published guides.  You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Mount Karthala
  • Dziani Bondouni
  • Mont Dauban
  • Mont Pot a Eau

 

Comoros Hiking Websites: Very few websites related to hiking in Comoros

 

Comoros Weather Website:

 

Comoros Official Tourism Site:  

 

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What Else To Do

  • Beaches
  • Water sports
  • Architecture 
  • Marine wildlife (whales, sea turtles)

Other Important Points

  • Politically unstable  
  • Main languages are French, Arabic and Comorian; also Swahili