"The Island of Nature"
With its pristine natural beauty, cultural tranquility, healthy and vibrant coral reefs and variety of wildlife, Moheli is the smallest of the four Comorian islands with an area of 290 km2. At 790m, the highest point on the island is Mount Mze Koukoulé.
Sites to visit:
The Moheli Marine Park:
In Nioumachoua, a sanctuary of regional biodiversity, beaches and natural beauty can be found at the Moheli Marine Park, the first national park in the Comoros. The Mohéli Marine Park was created in 1998 and inaugurated in April 2001 in the South of the island. It covers an area of 404 km2 and extends over 40 km long. A true tropical Eden, the park is part of a community based project for the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development.
The Islands of Nioumachoua:
This island chain is not just magnificent ecologically, but also aesthetically and have therefore is very important scientifically and recreationally.
The Isles of Noumachoua are located opposite the village of the same name, which is home to the Moheli Marine Park, one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse marine sites in the Indian Ocean.
The 9 islands extend over a 900 hectare area, each surrounded by wide beaches frequented by turtles during spawning and hatching season.
Different types of habitat are encountered in the islets of Nioumachoua including coral, sand beaches, volcanic sands and pebbles;
Visiting the islands is easy and accomodations in the park include camping or eco-friendly bungalows, learn more about the natural biodiversity of the island during your stay with a knowledgeable local guide. While here go scuba diving to see the coral reefs and turtles or onland visit Ndrondroni to admire the waterfalls.
The oldest remains on the island are those of Moili Mdjini found to the north of Djoiézi. They date back to the first millennium. This city was destroyed in the 19th century by Malagasy invasions.
Ramanateka's Royal Palace called Sultan Abdérmane after his conversion to Islam. Also visit the royal palace of Djoumbé Fatima, a fortified palace, topped with cannons which continue to stand guard over the palace. Admire the colonial residence Lambert, which dates back from the late 19th century.
Chalet Saint Antoine:
Located 697m west of the island, offering panoramic views of the city Fomboni. The lush forest surrounding the cottage is frequented by Livingstone Bats.
Formed in an ancient volcanic crater, this lake is one of the great natural wonders of the archipelago. The small lake has very sulphurous water in which no fish can live, though it is believed to have therapeutic properties.