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Cheap Flights to Comoros

The Union of the Comoros, more commonly known as simply Comoros, is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean. It is situated at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel, off the eastern coast of Africa, between Mozambique and Madagascar. The archipelago Mayotte is geographically part of the Comoros Islands, but chose to remain an overseas department and region of France. Excluding Mayotte, Comoros covers an area of 1,862km2 and is the third-smallest African nation by area. Despite this, the Comoros boasts of cultural and historical diversity. The three official languages spoken in Comoros are Comorian, Arabic, and French. Grande Comore, officially Ngazidja, is the largest island in the Comoros nation, and its capital (also the national capital) is Moroni.

What to see & do

Karthala Volcano Crater - Mount Karthala is an active volcano that peaks at 7,746 feet / 2,361 metres above sea level, making it the highest point of Comoros. There are guides that tour visitors via an eight-hour trek to the Karthala volcano crater.

Lac Sale - Salt lakes, otherwise called saline lakes, are landlocked bodies of water that contain a higher concentration of salts compared to most lakes. Lac Sale is no different, and has been dubbed as the 'bottomless' salt lake in Grande Comore.

Nouvelle Mosquée de Vendredi - Known for its unique Comoran architetural style, the Mosque is a place of worship as well as a meeting place for the menfolk of the town. Only males are allowed to enter the mosque for prayer or to observe the interior, provided they dress appropriately in full-length trousers and wash their feet beforehand. The Nouvelle Mosquée de Vendredi can be found in Grande Comore, next to the port.

Mwali Island - Mwali is one of the three islands that make up the Comoros Islands, and its smallest major island. It is best known among nature lovers for its unspoilt beaches and picturesque landscapes, as well as a beautiful waterfall that can be found in the town of Miringoni.

How to get around within Comoros

The way to get to other islands from Grande Comore is by flights offered by Comores Aviation or Air Services Comoros that depart from Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport. There are also boats that travel to and from the islands of Comoros, as well as between Comoros and Madagascar. In Grande Comore, there are taxis and cars for rent available. Tourists who wish to rent a care must be at least 23 years old and must have had a driving licence for at least a year. Hitchhiking is possible and is actually a popular means of travelling, but the driver might demand a fee for the service. Otherwise, Comoros has no other public transportation system.

How to get there

Serving as the primary air passenger gateway of Comoros is Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport, located in the country's capital and largest city Moroni. Operations of the airport are handled by the Federal Republic of the Comoros. Airlines Air Austral, Aid Madagascar, Air Tanzania, Comores Aviation, Ewa Air, Fly SAX, Kenya Airways, and Yemenia offer flights to Comoros from several countries, including United Republic of Tanzania, Mayotte, Kenya, and Madagascar.

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