Be enchanted with Madagascar safaris through the allure of the landscape, wildlife and people of this vibrant Indian Ocean island off the east coast of Africa. Your holiday to Madagascar will be filled with a multitude of sights and sounds, starting upon arrival in the capital city of Antananarivo, affectionately known as Tana. Surrounded by national parks and reserves, the city is the springboard for your discovery of Madagascar. Experience the safari of a lifetime to Madagascar as the country is abundantly rich in unique wildlife and vegetation, with 90 % of the species on Madagascar found nowhere else on earth. These include 50 different lemurs, including the Indri, the biggest living lemur, that can be observed in the Andasibe National Park.
There are countless other wilderness wonderlands waiting to be explored on your Madagascar vacation. Make sure to include the picture-perfect natural phenomenon of the Avenue of Baobabs in your itinerary to Madagascar, as well as the great variety of geckos and chameleons in the lush surroundings of Masoala National Park, the incredible hiking opportunities in the cliffs and canyons of Isalo National Park and the breath-taking waterfalls and volcanic lakes in Montagne D’ambre National Park. Discover Madagascar’s beautiful tropical beaches, an unmissable inclusion in any holiday plans to this stunning location. The rich turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs of Nosy Be are filled with fascinating marine species and are also the site of the spectacular whale shark migration. Ile Sainte Marie is a tropical paradise in Madagascar, its beaches lined with coconut palms and its waters a prime snorkeling and diving spot.
Experience the most magical of journeys with a Madagascar holiday package expertly planned by Jenman African Safaris. The breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife and pristine beaches make Madagascar the perfect place for the safari of a lifetime. Discover the best lemur experiences that Madagascar has to offer in the incredible Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. As Madagascar’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is a landscape of towers, rifts and canyons. Marvel at the sight of a multitude of rare lemur species on your Madagascar vacation to Tsingy.
Observing the cave-dwelling crocodiles in Ankarana National Park, will turn your Madagascar wildlife safari into an exceptional experience. This natural wonderland in Madagascar also boasts numerous lemur species, 14 different types of bats, 60 amphibian and reptile species and more than 90 bird species.
Renowned for its production of wine and tea, Fianarantsoa is the place to go to experience an authentic island lifestyle on your Madagascar safari. Spend time on your Madagascar holiday wandering through the town or walking in the stunning natural surroundings, passing sites like the impressive Ambozontany Cathedral.
Include the charming port city of Antsiranana, also known as Diego Suarez, in your plans to discover Madagascar. From its beautiful natural surroundings to delicious Creole and Indian cuisine, the city offers a springboard to discover the north of Madagascar. Top your Madagascar vacation with a dip in the crystal clear turquoise water of the Emerald Sea.
Except for the height of the wet season, Madagascar is regarded as a destination that can be visited throughout the year. The best time for your Madagascar safari, however, will depend on what you intend to include in your vacation plans.
The months of April and May and then again between September to November are peak viewing times for your Madagascar holiday and to view the country’s weird and wonderful wildlife. The iconic lemurs of Madagascar can be seen all year round but breeding generally occurs between October and December. Humpback whales can be seen off the coast of Madagascar in July and August. September to mid-December is best for birdwatching in Madagascar.
The perfect time for a relaxing beach holiday in Madagascar is between September and December. If you intend to discover Madagascar on a hiking trip, the cool, dry months between May and October are the most optimum time.
Dry season in Madagascar
Most of the activities on your safari of a lifetime to Madagascar is best suited to the dry season and the period between May and October. Temperatures on Madagascar are mild and pleasant while the humidity is low. Do remember to pack some layers as evenings and early mornings on your Madagascar vacation during this time can sometimes be a bit cool.
Wet season in Madagascar
Should you consider planning your Madagascar safari during the wet season, between November and April, take note that some establishments close operations in February and March. Heavy downpours can also be expected in December and January in Madagascar and waterproof clothing is essential. You can also expect hot and humid conditions on your Madagascar vacation.