Madagascar has a hot tropical climate with different weather patterns in each of the key regions, but avoid the cyclone season from January to March.
The eastern rainforests are best visited during their dry season from August to November, when the lemurs give birth to their young (but take raingear all year round). Whale watching is best from June to September.
Rainfall is spread more evenly throughout the year in the northwest around Anjajavy & Nosy Be, with May to November the most popular time to visit. Avoid the cyclone season from late January to March.
The south, central and west regions can be visited all year round, but are best from May to November, when there is little rain and temperatures are not as hot.
Birding is best from September to November, during the breeding season. Botanists find mid-November to December very rewarding, and April is best for reptiles despite the rains.
2by2 Holidays are Madagascar specialists so please do email or ring us for holiday advice on when to go to Madagascar.