The best time to go to Madagascar
Whilst Madagascar holidays can be enjoyed year-round, the principal wet season is from late December through to the month of March; often involving cyclones, it is probably best avoided! The best time to go to Madagascar is therefore between the months of April through to mid-December. Being prepared for all weather conditions is always recommended as weather patterns do not necessarily stick to the traditional seasons. Madagascar is a huge country and therefore climate varies hugely subject to your geographic location.
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In brief, the best time to go to Madagascar is...
- July to September to see humpback whales. These are often considered the prime months to visit with excellent weather and stunning beach relaxation accommodation.
- October and November are excellent for baby lemurs; in fact this is Sales Manager, Arabella’s favourite time to go. Lemurs in general can be seen year round.
- April avoids peak season and is ideal for lush landscapes, bounding lemurs and quiet parks and beaches.
- September to December is a great time for combining lemur watching, chameleons and beach holidays with hot, relatively dry weather.
The best time to go depends on where you want to go and what you want to see. As a general rule, April to December work well.