‘Discover Anjouan’ circuit

Dahari has offered the ‘Discover Anjouan’ trip since 2013. It was tested, improved and given the green light by members of Association des Naturalistes de Mayotte. This week-long circuit takes in Anjouan’s tourist attractions in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

 

Programme itinerary

Day 1:

  • Arrival at Ouani airport. Visit of the capital Mutsamudu and its surroundings. Guided visit of the medina, a trip to the market and a short walk in the uplands of Mutsamudu.
  • Night in Mutsamudu (hotel).

 

Day 2:

  • Relaxing day on the small island of La Selle, including  a picnic lunch, swimming and snorkelling. Visit to the fishing village of Bimbini.
  • Night in Bimbini (in a home-stay).

 

Day 3:

  • Visit to the region of Pomoni: Lingoni waterfall, the hydroelectric dam, a colonial factory and a traditional ylang-ylang distillery. Relaxing on Moya beach.
  • Night in Moya (bungalows).

 

Day 4:

  • Trek through Moya forest to the roost-site of the Livingstone’s fruit bat. Meeting with farmers supported by Dahari. Screening of the film “Ismaël’s Story.”
  • Night in Moya (bungalows).

 

Day 5:

  • Trek to Lake Dzialandzé, picnic and a view of Koni waterfall. Visit to the town of Domoni, its medina, its mosque and its mausoleum.
  • Night in Domoni (hotel).

 

Day 6:

  • In Bambao, a visit to an ylang-ylang distillery and the ancient palace of the sultan Mawana. Visit to the region of Ongoni: an ancient sugar refinery and waterfall.
  • Night in Domoni (hotel).

 

Day 7:

  • Visit to the isolated village of Djimilimé. Trek from Djimilimé to Ouani. Meeting with craftspeople in Mutsamudu. Visit to the citadel and possibly a show.
  • Night in Mutsamudu (hotel).

 

Day 8:

  • Return to Ouani airport.

 

Practical information:

  • Length of trip: 8 days/ 7 nights
  • Size of group: 6 to 12 people
  • Recommended physical condition: average (treks of up to 3 hours)

 

The trip includes:

  • Accommodation in hotels and in homestays
  • 3 meals a day
  • Transportation by bus
  • A guide to accompany the group from morning to evening