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.