Fomboni is quiet and sleepy in the extreme. There’s no old Arab town like those in Moroni and Mutsamudu, and most of the buildings are low-rise and low-tech. Once you’ve walked up and down the nameless main street a couple of times, cast an eye over the market and visited the jetty, you’ve pretty much experienced all that the town has to offer.
Mohéli is the Comoros island you go to when you want to drop off the planet for a while – the one we said even a hunted fugitive could blend into. It’s wild, undeveloped and sparsely populated (except for, strangely, lots and lots of donkeys, far more in fact than on the other islands).