Travel To Comoros
Reminiscent of Stone Town in Zanzibar, the Arab Quarter in Moroni is an intricate Medina where the history of the Comoros and its people has been perfectly captured. Dating back to pre-colonial times, the Medina is filled with relics from a bygone Swahili era, including the beautifully carved wooden doors so characteristic of the old Swahili culture. The Arab Quarter is a feast for the senses, from beautiful architecture and the fragrant aromas of ylang-ylang and vanilla to the chatter of the traders and the chanting of prayers.
Karthala has an elongated 3 x 4 km summit caldera created by repeated collapse, and has elongated rift zones extend to the NNW and SE from the summit. Historical eruptions both from summit and flank vents have repeatedly modified the shape of the caldera. Many lava flows have reached the sea on both sides of the island. A lava flow during the euption in 1860 traveled from the summit caldera about 13 km to the NW, reached the sea at the western coast north of the capital city of Moroni.