9 days in Comoros, Madagascar & Mozambique Itinerary

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Moroni, Comoros
— 1 day
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night


Moroni, Comoros — 1 day

Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Karthala, then browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Comoros, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquée de Moroni.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moroni online sightseeing planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moroni is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in December; daily highs in Moroni reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Nosy Be.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 1 night

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip planning website.

Getting from Moroni to Nosy Be by flight takes about 8 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Antananarivo.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Antananarivo, Madagascar — 2 nights

Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
On the 25th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croc Farm, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Ilot de la Vierge. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, make a trip to Maison de Jean Laborde, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo trip planner.

Getting from Nosy Be to Antananarivo by flight takes about 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nosy Be in December, with highs in Antananarivo at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Maputo.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Maputo, Mozambique — 1 night

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
On the 27th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, contemplate the long history of Matola Raid Memorial, admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and then browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Antananarivo to Maputo takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Antananarivo to Maputo is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antananarivo in December, with highs in Maputo at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Tofo.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip
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Tofo, Mozambique — 1 night

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 29th (Thu), stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofo vacation site.

You can fly from Maputo to Tofo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Comoros travel guide

Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exotic Comoros offers a different take on the archetypal paradise island. The remote collection of varied landmasses endured a turbulent history, with nearly 20 coups since its independence in 1975. The political situation has calmed in recent years, allowing tourism in Comoros to develop thanks to a good offering of white-sand beaches, volcanic peaks, and underwater worlds rich in wildlife. Devoutly Muslim, the locals frown upon the consumption of alcohol and bare skin--few foreign tourists are bothered by this, as most come for the off-the-beaten track adventuring rather than beach-bar relaxation.

Madagascar travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.

Mozambique travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.