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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get impressive views of Mount Karthala, browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Comoros, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquée de Moroni.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moroni trip maker app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moroni is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time is 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in December: high temperatures in Moroni hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Nosy Be.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

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.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be online itinerary planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Antananarivo.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Croc Farm, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, and then go for a walk through Ilot de la Vierge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, contemplate the long history of 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.

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Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Antananarivo takes 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 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Maputo.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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 15th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, contemplate the long history of Matola Raid Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and finally don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and then hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maputo tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Antananarivo to Maputo in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Antananarivo to Maputo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antananarivo in December: high temperatures in Maputo hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tofo.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

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 17th (Sat), stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tofo day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.