September is one of the best times to head to the beach and most of the coastal areas have perfect temperatures for relaxing in the sun, snorkelling or exploring by canoe. Parks such as Isalo, which are generally very hot, are still a great temperature to travel.
Many lemurs are known to give birth at this time of year; this means the baby lemurs grow up with ample food around to make them strong. It may be possible to spot them, but we recommend going in October to maximise sightings of this.
September is the peak of Madagascar’s bird breeding season, so it is an excellent time if you are a bird watcher. In fact so many of our clients have come back from Madagascar saying that the birds were an unexpected highlight, and we’d have to agree. There is such a spectacularly huge array of endemic birds, it’s hard not to be mesmerised by their stunning colours and unique characteristics.
Overall, September is a top time to travel to Madagascar. The wildlife is rich and active; the beaches warm and sunny, whales are still seen on the coasts and bird are breeding. Pretty perfect really.