Madagascar

Madagascar

Madagascar

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Madagascar– Travel

While many visitors to Madagascar come for the beautiful beaches, the island with its 50 national parks and reserves is nothing short of a top ecotourism destination. If you like an active holiday, Madagascar won’t disappoint as all wildlife viewing is done on foot. For a true adventure, you can even go out at night, looking for animals by flashlight.

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April, May and September to November (Less rain, good wildlife viewing)
High Season
July, August and December holidays (Popular parks get crowded)
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January, February, March (Low-season rates might apply, less busy)
Best Weather
April, May, October and November (Mild weather, less rain)
Worst Weather
January to March (Wettest months)
Pros & Cons
Idyllic beaches and island life
Unique habitats and wildlife
Great hiking opportunities
Relatively off-the-beaten-track eco destination
Lack of facilities and services, and bad roads
Limited variety of wildlife
You might get a lot of rain
Madagascar Wildlife
Madagascar is a diversity hot spot, offering a unique kind of safari. You won’t see the ‘normal’ safari animals here – there are no elephants or lions. Instead, the island is home to over 100 species of lemurs, as well as a wealth of reptiles, amphibians and birds. Most of these animals are endemic to Madagascar. Of particular interest are the chameleons, which vary greatly in color, shape and size.

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Weather & Climate
Madagascar has a hot tropical climate, but there are big regional variations. In the highlands of the interior, you’ll experience a cooler and less humid climate. There is a lot of rain throughout the year on the east coast but the south-west is usually hot and dry. There is, however, a Wet (November to April) and Dry (May to October) season throughout the country.

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Best Time to Visit
The shoulder months of April, May, October and November are the ideal travel times. The cool, dry months from July to September are very pleasant, but these months are less rewarding for wildlife viewing. January to March is the height of the Wet season, also referred to as cyclone season, and the east coast is particularly vulnerable. July, August and the December holidays are best avoided due to crowds.

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Amber Mountain National Park
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Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
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Ankarana Special Reserve
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Bemaraha National Park
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Ifotaka Community Forest
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Isalo National Park
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Masoala National Park
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Ranomafana National Park
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Sainte Luce Reserve
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