Madagascar

Madagascar in March

Madagascar in March; weather and where to go

January to March is the rainy or ‘wet’ season in Madagascar, and these rains are really quite heavy still in March, ranging from around 30mm in the far south all the way to 284mm (ish) in the north east. The south is drier and traversable, but as with January and February, this is not a month we recommend travel.

March is warm and wet, resulting in humidity. Roads to national parks and certain lodges are closed due to being thick with mud and some operators still are not running due to weather conditions and their unpredictability. Some of the areas that remain open are difficult to get to, increasing journey times and causing a bumpier, more uncomfortable ride. The temperature lingers around 30 degrees Celsius, being hotter and dryer in the south west than the north east. 

Cyclones are still possible in March, although they are more likely in February.

We do not recommend travel in March to any of our clients due to poor weather conditions. If you would like to visit Madagascar outside of peak season to avoid crowds or lower cost, of just because you have been before and would like to see it at a different time of year, the shoulder seasons of December and April are a good time to go. December is great for chameleons and other reptiles, whereas April sees a lot of lemurs coming out from hiding to enjoy the dryer climes.

We do not recommend travel to Madagascar in March. For advice on alternatives, please contact us via the button below.

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