Mayotte, Comoros Isles Cruise Port
Mayotte, officially known as Departement de Mayotte, has been one of the overseas departments of France, since 2011. It is an archipelago that consists of a main island called Maore, a smaller one called Pamanzi, and other smaller isles that surround the two main ones. The collection of islands is found on the Indian Ocean, in the Northern Mozambique Channel just off the Southeast African coast. Mayotte is considered to be part of the Comoros Islands geographically and the island was mainly populated by settlers from the neighboring East African countries, before the Arabs arrived on the island and established a sultanate in 1500. Listed below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Mayotte, Comoros Islands:
- Adventurers and nature lovers alike should pay a visit to Mount Choungui. Visitors can hike, or climb, to the summit of the mountain. The hike takes visitors through the island's tropical vegetation and eventually to the summit where stunning panoramic views of the island are the ultimate reward.
- Visitors who are interested in some of the indigenous wildlife of the island will not find it hard to spot the ring-tailed lemur species, which is called maki. The animals are mostly found in the remote regions of the island.
- The island boasts the world's largest lagoon and visitors, who are interested in water related activities like scuba diving, will find the lagoon to be an excellent spot for the varied activities. The lagoon rewards scuba divers with some of the most spectacular underwater sights.
- Visitors who find themselves in the region in the months of August and September, should not miss the opportunity to go on a whale watching boat tour. The island's lagoon has an environment that it’s conducive for humpback whales and their calves that navigate the Indian Ocean.