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The best travel time for Madagascar
In the worst case, the previous remarks may have somewhat reduced your desire to travel to Madagascar. After all, very few people want to hear about tropical cyclones and constant heavy rains as part of their next dream vacation. For you to experience it, it is important that you wait for the perfect travel time. It depends not only on the weather and climate, but also on your personal interests. If you are interested in nature in bloom, young rare animals, adventurous diving trips or beach holidays, you have very different requirements over time. In order to help you choose the best travel period, the following information has been compiled.

In the early months of the year, between January and March, Madagascar has the most cyclones. On the other hand, there are also pleasant temperatures in Madagascar at this time of year, as it is the middle of summer. If you observe animals and do not want to spend your holidays exclusively on the east coast of Madagascar, these months may be ideal for you. Travelling to Madagascar has no season between January and March, so air tickets are much cheaper. If you are particularly interested in the central plateau, the south and the Antanananarivo region, there is no better time to travel. For botanical trips, mainly for orchid specialists, these months are by far the most interesting.

At the end of March, hurricanes, but also the worst rains, are normally over, although this cannot always be said with certainty due to global climate change. And even if the worst storms are now behind us, some roads in Madagascar are still impassable, which you must take into account when planning your trip. In April, May and June, tourists start their journey slowly but surely. Rain is almost a regular companion in the deep green belt of the east coast, although on the other hand, temperatures are now dropping significantly. In June, winter begins, at this time of year, the average daily maximums in Antananarivo are only 20°C maximum and at night, the thermometer falls below 10°C. At the same time, airline tickets are becoming more and more expensive, as the high season is fast approaching in July and August. Temperatures in these months are even colder, but this is most noticeable in the interior of the country. On the country’s coasts, swimming at sea is of course also possible during these months. Nature lovers can get value for their money during the high season: Whale watching is now possible, but on the other hand, there are many reptiles and some small mammals in hibernation. If you want to enjoy relatively stable warm weather, observe animals and not be too limited by rain or other extreme weather events, the months of travel from September to December are the best months for you. The Malagasy summer resumes, the animals wake up from their hibernation, the temperature display on the thermometer rises and at the same time the beginning of the rainy season can almost be ignored. If you need additional advice on the best time to travel to Madagascar, we are always available for you.