Discover the cultures
The archipelago, the world’s largest producer of Ylang-Ylang, is obviously the ideal place to discover the culture of this white flower with its strong scent, whose essence is used to fix perfumes. The main production areas are south of Grande Comore (in Mitsoudjé and Singani) and in Anjouan, where you can visit the Bambao distillery. Comoros Islands are also an important exporter of vanilla and cloves. Vanilla is a type of orchid and is correspondingly demanding. It needs supporting plants on which it can wind its way up. This is why vanilla grows in Comorian mixed forests together with other cultivated plants and deciduous trees, for example on ylang-ylang trees.