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.

Top Birds

Comoros Olive, Comoros Green & Comoros Blue Pigeons; Karthala, Anjouan, Moheli & Mayotte Scops Owls; Comoros Cuckooshrike; Grand Comoro, Crested & Mayotte Drongos; Grand Comoro, Malagasy & Moheli Bulbuls; Malagasy, Anjouan, Grand Comoro & Moheli Brush Warblers; Kirk’s, Mayotte, Malagasy & Karthala White-eyes; Comoros Thrush; Malagasy Harrier; Humblot’s Flycatcher; Humblot’s, Malagasy Green, Anjouan & Mayotte Sunbirds; Comoros & Red Fodies; France’s Sparrowhawk; Crab Plover; Malagasy Turtle Dove; Madagascar Spinetail; Cuckoo Roller; Malagasy Kingfisher; Olive Bee-eater; Greater & Lesser Vasa Parrots; Comoros Blue Vanga; Malagasy Paradise Flycatcher.

Habitats Covered

rainforest, heath, mudflats, wetlands

Expected Climate

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

moderate to tough. We no longer need to hike all the way up and camp on Mount Karthala. 4x4 vehicles will take us most of the way up the mountain, from where we will hike +-3 to 4 kilometres to reach suitable habitat.

Accommodation

basic to comfortable hotels

Ease of Birding

mostly unchallenging but several difficult nocturnal species

Number of Species Expected

80 - 90

Photographic Opportunities

good to very good

What our clients say about us

Daniel Danckwerts
JB, Comoros 2022

I feel so fortunate to have done these islands with Dan Danckwerts who has spent so much time doing research in this part of the world. I love his positive attitude, attention he gives to all clients, and efficiency with all aspects of the trip. We are so pleased to have gotten all of our targets and those special island sub-species. I look forward to traveling with Dan again!

Indian Ocean Islands - Comoros 2024

27 Oct 2024 - 04 Nov 2024 (9 days)

EUR3,595 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Nigel Redman

Pricing notes : Tour price includes 2x internal flights.

Tour price (Per person): EUR3,595 * USD3,904 * GBP3,055 * AUD5,863

Single Supplement: EUR420 * USD456 * GBP357 * AUD685

Indian Ocean Islands - Comoros 2025

12 Oct 2025 - 20 Oct 2025 (9 days)

EUR3,795 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

Pricing notes : Tour price includes internal flights. Linked flight cost = Reunion to Moroni

Tour price (Per person): EUR3,795 * USD4,121 * GBP3,225 * AUD6,189

Single Supplement: EUR450 * USD489 * GBP382 * AUD734

Flight costs (Linked Tour): EUR610 * USD662 * GBP518 * AUD995

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