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Stay Safe & Healthy in Comoros

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Stay Safe in Comoros

During the rainy season, cyclones are a possibility (December to April).

On Grand Comore, there is an active volcano known as Le Kartala.

Civil war is a possibility, with Anjouan Island being the most vulnerable (clashes between rebel and African Union forces).

Stay Healthy in Comoros

Malaria is common in the Comoros, particularly cerebral malaria. Take an anti-malarial and sleep beneath a permethrin-treated mosquito net. The finest medical infrastructure is in Grand Comore and Anjouan, and malaria testing is available in most large cities. It’s a good idea to be checked if you develop a fever, particularly if it doesn’t react to paracetamol or doesn’t go away. Moheli has a hospital in Fomboni and another in Nioumachoua that has just reopened and is sometimes accessible.

It is not difficult to obtain nutritious food. Consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as grains. Vegetables may only be accessible in limited numbers in Moheli during certain times of the year. Madaba, crushed and cooked manioc leaves, is a nutritious and tasty native meal. Madaba, on the other hand, takes hours to make and may not be available in restaurants. You may get the opportunity to taste madaba if you stay or dine with a local family. Vegetarians should be informed that on Grand Comore, the madaba contains fish, while on Moheli, it does not. If women remain in the Comoros for many months or more, their menstrual cycle may stop or change as a result of inadequate nutrition.

How To Travel To Comoros

By planeKenya Airways currently flies straight from Nairobi three times each week, connecting with flights to London, Dubai, Mumbai, and Paris.Air Austral operates flights from Paris and Marseilles, with an aircraft change at Saint Denis, Reunion.Inter Iles Air operates numerous weekly flights from Mayotte to Anjouan and Moroni.Yemenia Airways...

How To Travel Around Comoros

By planeInter Iles Air operates daily flights between Moroni, Anjouan, and Moheli. Their Moroni office is located near the Volo Volo Market.By carCars may be rented for around €30 (about KMF15,000) per day on Grand Comore. It is also feasible to use cabs (the usual cost from the airport...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Comoros

To visit the Comoros, all visitors must get a visa, which is granted upon arrival. A standard visa costs €61. It is payable in Comorian francs, US dollars, British pounds, or Euros. A visa is valid for 45 days and, although it may be extended, the authorities are unlikely...

Things To See in Comoros

Trek to the Karthala volcano crater (8 hours walk one way) guides available for €100.Lac Sale - lake adjacent to the beach beyond Mytsamiouli in Grand ComoreDolphins off the coast beyond HahayaLivingstone Bats at MoheliGiant Sea Turtles laying eggs at MoheliSwahili-inspired architecture with arcadesBeaches

Food & Drinks in Comoros

Visitors are warned not to consume any of the native cuisine until it has been thoroughly prepared. The jackfruit, a big, green fruit (approximately 50 cm in length) with a lychee-like flavor, is one of the island's specialties.Alcohol may be purchased in Moroni from Indian and Chinese vendors near...

Money & Shopping in Comoros

Handicrafts are often of poor quality, but Mayotte women and a few women in Grand Comore produce high-quality baskets. CDs, colorful women's clothing (KMF500 for a numbawani and KMF750 for a nicer shawl), gorgeous scarves (KMF2,000), and other imports are available.The majority of the handicrafts and tourist trinkets for...

Traditions & Customs in Comoros

Despite the fact that the Comoros is a rather liberal Muslim nation, it is considered impolite for women to show their shoulders, much of their breast, knees, and, particularly, their stomach and lower back. Cover these regions with shirts or shawls. Foreign, non-Muslim women will not be expected to...

Language & Phrasebook in Comoros

French and Arabic are the official languages. The majority of Comorians speak Shikomor (Comorian), a collection of Swahili dialects, as their first language and French as a second. Some people are also fluent in Arabic.Each island has its own language. The greetings below are not always literal translations.Greetings almost...

Culture Of Comoros

Kinship and social structureA bilateral descent system exists in Comorian culture. Inheritance of immovable assets (land, houses) is matrilineal, handed down via the maternal line, comparable to many Bantu peoples, whereas other goods and patronymics are passed down through the male line. There are variations across the islands, with...

History Of Comoros

Precolonial peoplesThe Comoro Islands' earliest human occupants are believed to have been Arab, African, and Austronesian immigrants who arrived by boat. These people came no later than the sixth century AD, according to the oldest documented archaeological site, which was discovered on Nzwani, but habitation may have begun as...

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