Discovering Mayotte

  • The Mont Choungui - Mayotte

    The Mont Choungui - Mayotte

    © CDT Mayotte

  • The S-Pass reservation - Mayotte

    The S-Pass reservation - Mayotte

    © C.Caméo - CDT Mayotte

  • The lac Dziani - Mayotte

    The lac Dziani - Mayotte

    © CDT Mayotte

  • Plantations of Ylang-Ylang  - Mayotte

    Plantations of Ylang-Ylang - Mayotte

    © CDT Mayotte

  • Whales - Mayotte

    Whales - Mayotte

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  • Turtles- Mayotte

    Turtles- Mayotte

    © C.Caméo - CDT Mayotte

  • Kayak  in Mayotte

    Kayak in Mayotte

    © CDT Mayotte

Discovering Mayotte Mamoudzou yt

Mont Choungui

594 metres high, the perfect and abrupt cone of Mount Choungui dominates the south of the island. It is possible to climb it during the dry season – this is a "must" of the island. !

The S-Pass reservation

The S Pass, so named because of its beautiful sinuous form, hosts the most divers on the island each year. This iconic sector of Mayotte is a diving site not to be missed.

The Coconi botanical garden

In the center of Mayotte, Coconi is part of Ouangani, the only one of seventeen villages on the island devoid of coastline. On an old farm dating back to colonial times, the pleasure garden has beautiful orchids and shows a concentration of plant species endemic to Mayotte in a soothing tropical setting over two hectares.

The Lac Dziani

Mayotte was born 6 to 8 million years ago from the eruption of two large volcanoes. In Petite-Terre, the Dziani Dzaha is the vestige of an explosion crater dating from about 10,000 years ago. Today the lake is a place for walking and hiking that is particularly popular with visitors.

Plantations of ylang-ylang

The enchanting scent of ylang-ylang, this delicate yellow flower with six long petals, will accompany each of your walks to the island. The ylang-ylang flowers are so intoxicating that they have seduced the most prestigious perfumers.  Their essence is an ingredient in many famous perfumes including those of Guerlain.

Safari in the preserved islets

The small islands that dot the lagoon are one of the great attractions of Mayotte: untouched by any building, bordered by beautiful turquoise waters and sandy coves, almost deserted.  Take a boat and find yourself on one of these pieces of heavenly confetti, after having met dolphins and turtles, and even whales between July and October.

Saziley Reserve

Bivouacking on the Saziley beach near the lovely wooden house of the Conservatoire du Littoral is a rare experience.  On the programme: "mask, fins and snorkel" in a place particularly rich in corals and fish about ten metres out, reading under the trees or discreetly observing a turtle laying eggs after dark.

Exploring the mangrove

From the Sakouli beach, discovery of the Hajangoua mangrove. At high tide, the natural channels allow visitors to explore the vegetation consisting of mangrove trees. Mangroves are a natural filter for the lagoon and a protective dyke of the coastline, and provide shelter and food for a variety of wildlife. Other mangroves are accessible (Longoni Tsingoni, etc.).

Land and water activities

Hiking
Numerous theme trails allow visitors to discover tropical plants, geological curiosities of the island and many other wonders.

Ulm and helicopter
This is another way to experience the varied landscapes of Mayotte, a land of contrasts

Climbing, horse riding, golf
A golf course in the midst of ylang plantations, a horseback ride through the bamboo forests or climbing to reach unusual viewpoints as will be the program for those who are passionate about these activities.

Kayak and canoe 
Strolling along the coast or in the heart of the mangroves to get close to a unique wildlife.

Diving
Mayotte's lagoon covers an area of 1200 km². Its lagoon is home to very varied wildlife and plant

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