Tips & Info about the best time to travel in Madagascar

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Madagascar is a true natural paradise – from diverse wildlife to fascinating baobab trees, stunning coastlines and beautiful sandy beaches. In general you can say that the months from April to December are perfect for a journey. Our local experts tell you which months are the best and what to see and when!

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Beach of Ile aux Nattes in Madagascar Water-filled canyon in Isalo National Park in Madagascar Humpback whale off the coast of Sainte Marie in Madagascar Chameleon in Akanin'ny Nofy Reserve in Madagascar reflection of baobab trees in the water Lemur with his babies in the Berenty Reserve in Madagascar Jungle Express in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar Sunset on the beach of Ifaty in Madagascar Suspension bridge in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar


Dry season

June to September

rainy season

October to April

High Season

July to October

July to October – high season& Dry season

In the winter months Madagascar has a very friendly and pleasant climate, the temperatures are lower and you can reach all parts of the country without problems. However, July to October is also high season and you can expect significantly more tourists. So if you want to visit Madagascar in winter, you should book quite early, because the accommodations are booked up quickly.


  • Meet humpback whales in Sainte Marie
  • Enjoy the wonderful weather
  • Relax on the beautiful sandy beaches
  • Take advantage of the cooler temperatures and hike through the rainforest

Average temperature



November to December – low season

In the spring of Madagascar the weather is hot, but still relatively dry. Since by this time most of the tourists have already left, you can enjoy cheaper prices. Besides, in November you can come across baby moors with their mothers – a very special experience. December is considered the hottest month in Madagascar and is also the start of the rainy season, but you still have good opportunities to explore the island’s wildlife here.

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