Getting there & around
Mayotte is served by the following international airlines:
Air Austral (60 90 90; firstname.lastname@example.org; Place du Marché, Mamoudzou) Flights to Nosy Be and Mahajanga in Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius. Also has an office opposite the ferry terminal in Dzaoudzi.
The cheapest car-hire deals are to be had at MultiAuto (69 22 99; email@example.com; Kaweni; Mon-Sat), 1km from the town centre, which sometimes goes as low as €22 per day with unlimited kilometres. For scooters, try Jéjé (69 39 92; 27 Rue du Commerce, Mamoudzou) in Mamoudzou, which hires Vespa mopeds with helmet and lock for €20 per day. No-one on the island hires out mountain bikes.
Getting to/from Mayotte by boat is fairly difficult and very expensive, as the Mahorais authorities fix prices and bargaining is not possible. Boat travel in the Comoros can be dangerous. You should always inspect the vessel before boarding; most don’t have any sort of life jacket on board, and some are in such dilapidated condition it doesn’t seem like they’ll make the trip. If the seas are too rough, boats don’t run and you’ll just have to wait where you are.