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    Tourists Guide To Dzaoudzi & General Information

    Dzaoudzi is the former capital of the French Commune Island of Mayotte. The current Capital City of Mayotte is located on the main Island of Grande-Terre, where Mamoudzou is the Capital.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Dzaoudzi

    Dzaoudzi is located on the Petite-Terre Island, which is apart of Mayotte. Mayotte is in the Mozambique Channel and is geographically part of the Comoros islands.

    What You Need To Know About Dzaoudzi

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Dzaoudzi.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Dzaoudzi?

    May to October are the best times to visit Dzaoudzi, and the rest of Mayotte. The other months are in the monsoon season, and can get very hot and humid.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Dzaoudzi?

    Depending on what Country you reside in will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit Dzaoudzi. Certain Countries do not require a Visa to enter Mayotte while others do, so it is best to check with your travel/booking agent.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Dzaoudzi?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Dzaoudzi will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Swimming costumes are vital!

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Dzaoudzi?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Dzaoudzi. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Dzaoudzi?

    The Dzaoudzi-Pamandzi International Airport serves the City as well as the whole Mayotte area. There are flights to other Countries in Africa, as well as France. Once in Dzaoudzi it is best to hire a car (Check the availability prior) or travel around by taxi. Ferries operate between Dzaoudzi and the main island of Mayotte.

    Attractions And Places To Visit In Dzaoudzi

    Dzaoudzi is a beautiful small City situated on the island of Pamanzi (Petite-Terre) and was the former Capital City of Mayotte up until 1977. Mayotte is an up and coming tourist destination and there are a variety of things to see and do on the island.

    The water sports are the main draw card to Dzaoudzi and Mayotte with activities being diving, surfing, fishing, swimming, sailing and para-sailing, water scooter rides, ferry rides and boating.

    Where To Go When Visiting Dzaoudzi?

    You can visit one of the World’s largest Lagoons in Mayotte, and the blue waters of this beautiful area are arguably un-matched. Humpback Whales are often seen in the lagoon with their calves around September, and diving in this lagoon is a must, regardless if you are based in Dzaoudzi or the other Mayotte islands. Sea Turtles can also be seen here, and on during the breeding season they lay their eggs on the southern beaches.

    You can also go for various hikes, in which you can seek the beautiful inquisitive Ring Tail Lemur and witness some amazing views of the surrounding ocean.

    If shopping is your thing, you will find some great arts and crafts markets. Support the local community by purchasing some of these items. It is also a great keepsake to remind you of your trip to Dzaoudzi and Mayotte.

    How Old Is Dzaoudzi?

    It is unknown how old Dzaoudzi is, but Mayotte as a whole, was first thought to be settled sometime in the 1500’s.

    Where Can I Go To Eat In Dzaoudzi?

    There are a variety of restaurants in Dzaoudzi and the Mayotte islands, and the cuisine is really outstanding. Whether you are looking something local, or something closer to home, Mayotte offers a wide variety of food and some great restaurants (At the hotels and tourist attraction venues) in which to indulge your appetite.

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