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Best Hiking Trails in Mayotte

Overview

Mayotte is a small archipelago administered by France.  Mayotte is often grouped with the Comoro islands as they are all located in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar.  Mayotte is surrounded by a coral barrier reef.  Grande-Terre is the main island and there are low mountains located here. Some of the popular hikes include Mount Choungi, Mont Benara and the GR 1: Tour de Mayotte. The best months to hike in Mayotte are May to November.  Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Mayotte. 

Capital: Mamoudzou

When To Hike in Mayotte?

May – November
December – April
Climate: Tropical – hot and humid throughout the year; rainy and dry seasons.  Quite wet here. 

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium: Difficult to get around without a guide and there isn’t a lot of info available on hiking.  There are established tour guides to organize hikes with. 

Transportation required: Vehicle required to access trailheads

Where to stay in Mayotte for hiking:

  • Mamoudzou

Top Places to Hike in Mayotte

Trails are located throughout the island. There are numerous Forest Reserves which look open for hiking. Highest Mountain: Benara or Mlima Bénara (660 m) on Grande-Terre. The map highlights some of the trails shown in the literature.

Filter out hiking places of Mayotte by month

Click on the red map pointers to see more info.

Réserve Forestière des Monts Bénara

  • Mont Bénara

Reserve Forestiere Des Cretes Du Nord

Réserve Forestière de Majimbini

Réserve Forestière de Songoro Mbili

Marches d’Acoua

Mount Choungui

Mayotte's Long Distance Trails

  • GR 1: Tour de Mayotte – 170 km trail around the whole island

Mayotte's Walking & Hiking Resources

Mayotte Hiking Books: 

  • Difficult to find travel guides of recent date; could be included in guides on Comoros, Madagascar, or Africa

 

Best Hiking Trails in Mayotte:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Mount Choungi
  • Mont Benara
  • Mount Saziley
  • Mont Dziani Bole
  • Pic Combani
  • GR 1: Tour de Mayotte

Easy Hiking Trails in Martinique:

  • Hajangoua Waterfall
  • Mont Passy-Kéli

 

Mayotte Hiking Websites:

 

Mayotte Official Tourism Site:  

 

Mayotte Hiking Apps: 

 

Mayotte Hiking Maps: 

What Else To Do

  • Beaches
  • Popular diving destination

Other Important Points

  • World’s largest enclosed lagoon