Chole Island

Chole Island is the oldest settlement in the archipelago that is still inhabited.

It contains the ruins of some Arab and Indian Merchant buildings used by the Germans during the First World War.

Chole Island is also covered by extremely assorted and lush vegetation.

You can visit a boatyard where traditional construction methods are still used to build dhows.

Among the island’s curiosities are a number of trees containing colonies of Comoro bats (a protected species of fruit eating “flying foxes”).