We are now in the midst of bird mating season and, although the bird population in Madagascar isn’t vast in size, 51% of the species are endemic. There are incredible dry, deciduous forests on the west coast which are home to an incredibly diverse amount of wildlife are excellent at this time and there is also the Avenue of Baobabs on the West coast, perfect at sunset. The Malagasy people have called baobabs ‘the tree of life’ and they sure do live up to their name. The trees can store hundreds of litres of water, grows its own fruit and can adapt to its environment- some have even been used as houses for both animals and humans! The weather in this area is generally dry especially in comparison to the east coast; at this time of the year there is very little, if any rainfall and temperatures range from 20-25°C.
This is also a great time to head to Anjajavy where the wonderful gardens are brightened further by the presence of dancing lemurs who have adapted a funny way of getting from A to B on their feet. Anjajavy is also backed by beach; one of our top spots in Madagascar.