Best time to visit The Comoros
The Comoros’ tropical climate sees these islands basking in warm temperatures all year round, though come from April to November for the driest and balmiest conditions.
Tailor made holidays run all year round, but April to November is the best time to visit Comoros as this is the driest season. In common with its more famous Indian Ocean sisters Mauritius and the Seychelles, Comoros enjoys a tropical climate, influenced by southeast trade winds and monsoons from the northwest. There are basically two seasons: the dry and cool season from May to October and the hot and humid season, from November to April, although temperatures don’t fluctuate greatly. Expect warm conditions all year round, typically 24°C to 29°C. Comoros can be affected by tropical cyclones between January and May.
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Comoros travel advice
Estelle Hisler, from our specialist supplier Undiscovered Destinations, explains more about the Comoros:
What should travellers expect?
“With only about 12,000 tourists a year, the Comoros Islands are seldom visited. Consequently, tourist infrastructure is almost non-existent and you will find yourself projected into a completely new environment, far from our Occidental ordinary way of living. As for many of the not so developed destinations, the main challenge in the Comoros is to try our best to take things easy and really connect with our environment. When you’re here, forget about your daily routine and leave aside your phone and emails – this is the key to cut down all tensions. In fact, apart from in Moroni, Internet access is scarce and speed is limited. Then, be indulgent – the local guides are trained but tourism is fairly new to them and they do not always have responses to all of your questions. However, they know the places like the back of their hands and will prove to be essential companions and sincere friends. Finally, embrace the typically island relaxed pace of life and you will be rewarded with the wonders that local fauna and flora offer unconditionally. You can also expect to be welcomed by broad smiles on the faces of local people and enjoy listening as they share their stories and traditions.”
How do the islands differ?“All three islands have their own personality and charms which makes it hard to choose one favourite island. It is difficult to decide in between the rawness of Moheli, the friendliness of the Anjouanais living in their beautifully shaped island and the dark soil contrasting with the turquoise waters on Grande Comore. Maybe my favourite place is the top of the Karthala volcano where, following a gruelling ascent you are rewarded by a fresh breeze and a superb panorama over the giant caldera. It seems to as if the Little Prince just landed on a lunar landscape, far from anything else.”
Why book an organised tour?“It is not impossible to organise yourself a trip to the Comoros, especially if you are looking at staying on Grande Comore only. However, things get trickier if you would like to visit other islands, too. Tourism is still very limited in the Comoros and little literature exists about the destination, so it is complex to arrange a tour without experience, and without speaking the official languages (English being spoken by two percent of the population). We have first-hand knowledge, have done all the ground research and know all about the awesome places to visit around the islands, so that you do not have to worry about it, you save valuable time and just grasp the best of your adventure. We also organise all the inland transportation and domestic flights, which are difficult and sometimes impossible to book ahead online.”
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