Getting there and getting around
For UK travellers we recommend flying to Madagascar via Paris on Air France. The flight time from the UK is approximately 12 hours and 45 minutes and is an overnight flight.
Transport on the ground in Madagascar can be difficult and tedious, as roads are rough, distances long and transport infrastructure minimal. However, the hospitality and friendliness of the Malagasy people helps compensate for this, and the experience will be well worth the hassle.
Climate and when to go
Best time to go to Madagascar on honeymoon? Anytime between April and December is a great time to travel, with the latter months getting warmer.
Due to the varied altitude and geography of the island, the climate and rainfall does vary throughout the year and across the country. If there is something specific you’re interested in (whales, baby lemurs, chameleons), just ask, and our dedicated experts will tailor your honeymoon around your specific requirements.
Madagascar features a hot, wet season between December-March, when there is a higher likelihood of cyclones. We don’t recommend travelling between these dates. For more details on when to go, click here.
We always recommend visiting your GP about 8 weeks prior to travel to see what precautionary measures to take in regards to your destination, and to ensure all standard vaccinations are up to date.
The Madagascan Government also requires travellers who have previously travelled to countries prevalent with Yellow Fever to provide a certificate of vaccination for Yellow Fever upon entry.
We’re aware that the last thing you want is to be sick or injured on your honeymoon, but it’s an important box to check and attaining comprehensive travel insurance will ensure that in the unfortunate event of illness or injury, you can be transported to an appropriate hospital to receive the best care whilst away.
Wildlife in Madagascar
Madagascar is home to some endemic and incredible wildlife, and is the only place on Earth where you will find lemurs in the wild. This island is home to 100% of the lemur population, which contains over 50 different species.
As well as lemurs, over half of the world’s species of chameleon can be found on the island, and 106 of the 250 bird species are endemic. What’s more, 98% of the island’s native reptile and amphibians can only be found on Madagascar, and honeymooners spending time in some of the wonderful coastal lodges will have the chance to see swordfish, sharks, stingrays and whales.
If there’s anything specific that you would like to see whilst on your Madagascar honeymoon, just let one of our experts know and we’ll be able to advise the places and times to give you the highest chances of successful sightings of the animals of Madagascar.