Our Comoros Tours takes in the 4 volcanic islands of the Comoros archipelago situated off the central-east African coast. They are divided between the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign nation formed by the three islands of Grande Comore, Anjouan, Mohéli and the French overseas department of Mayotte. The vast evergreen forests that once dominated these islands have largely been removed leaving a few remaining pockets of pristine habitat boasting in the region of 24 endemic species (and likely to reach a staggering 40 with further research). The addition of incredible scenery, a series of easily approachable active volcanoes and particularly friendly locals have made these islands an enticing and rewarding experience. We welcome you to join us as we island-hop with binoculars in hand in our quest to find the birds of these heavenly Indian Ocean isles.
Camping is no longer required on this tour. There is also no need to engage in the strenuous hike up and down Mount Karthala. The prevalence of a forest track up the mountain has allowed us to access and return from the primary birding spots in a 4x4 vehicle.
Comoros Olive, Comoros Green & Comoros Blue Pigeons, Karthala, Anjouan, Moheli & Mayotte Scops Owls, Comoros Cuckooshrike, Grand Comoro, Crested & Mayotte Drongos, Grand Comoro & Moheli Bulbul, Malagasy, Anjouan, Grand Comoro and Moheli Brush Warblers, Kirk’s, Mayotte & Karthala White-eyes, Comoros Thrush, Humblot’s Flycatcher, Humblot’s, Anjouan & Mayotte Sunbirds, Comoros Fody, France’s Sparrowhawk, Crab-plover, Malagasy Turtle Dove, Madagascar Spinetail, Cuckoo Roller, Malagasy Kingfisher, Olive Bee-eater, Greater & Lesser Vasa Parrots, Blue Vanga, Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher, Malagasy Bulbul, Malagasy, White-eye, Malagasy Green Sunbird and Red Fody.
rainforest, heath, mudflats, wetlands
variable. Most days at lower altitudes will be hot, dry and sunny, but it is regularly overcast and rainy. Higher altitudes are cool to warm. It may be humid at times.
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local leader
Tour Pace & Walking
basic to comfortable hotels
Ease of Birding
mostly unchallenging but several difficult nocturnal species
Number of Species Expected
80 - 90
good to very good