Mamoudzou is the largest town in Mayotte. It is situated on the North East aspect of the main island of Mayotte (Grand Terre), lying opposite Mayotte's other island, Petit Terre. The airport for Mayotte is on Petit Terre. To get between the two islands there is a frequent passenger/car ferry
Driving a car is "exciting". The locals tend to bend the rules of the road so caution is necessary at all times.
The daily market is very colorful and bustling.
Go on boat rides into the lagoon to watch dolphins and whales (seasonal).
Mamoudzou has no "shopping center" as such but there are a few shops scattered around, along with banks, restaurants, hotels and bars (despite the island being mainly Muslim).
Buy charcoal in the market for beach barbecues.