Mayotte is the largest southern island of the Comores, situated in the Mozambique canal, in the south-west Indian Ocean. Mayotte offers an abundance of indigenous fauna and unique flora. Baobabs, Gabon poplar trees or even takamaka trees are scattered throughout the humid and dry forests. The fields of ylang-ylang, the magnificent wild orchids, and the vanilla perfume the island.
A hiking path, furrowing throughout the island, will offer you the possibility to admire the sumptuous panoramas, to discover a passionate geological history, to plunge into the heart of Shimaore nature and to rub elbows with a warm people.
Mayotte’s coral reef forms the boundary of one of the largest closed lagoons in the world and shelters a veritable natural aquarium in which small, multi-colored fish and dolphins coexist harmoniously.
The Saziley natural reserve
The small Choazil and M’tzamboro islands
The “passe en S” reserve
The hilly reserve of Combani and its fields of ylang-ylang
The “passe en S” or “Longogori passage.” It was here that in 1989, Mayotte’s first under-water reserve was created. Imagine, just under the surface, a coral garden inhabited by innumerable small, multi-colored fish.