Madagascar

Although many visitors to Madagascar come for the beautiful beaches, the island, with its 50 national parks and reserves, is nothing less than a premier ecotourism destination. If you like active holidays, Madagascar will not disappoint as all wildlife viewing is done on foot. For a real adventure, you can even go out at night, looking for animals with a flashlight.

MADAGASCAR HIGHLIGHTS

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Time and Weather

Madagascar has a warm tropical climate, but there are great regional variations. In the interior highlands, a cooler and less humid climate is experienced. There is a lot of rain throughout the year on the east coast, but the southwest is usually hot and dry. However, there is a wet season (November to April) and a dry season (May to October) throughout the country.

The best time to visit

The months of April, May, October and November are ideal for traveling. The cool, dry months of July through September are very pleasant, but these months are less rewarding for wildlife viewing. January to March is the peak of the wet season, also called the cyclone season, and the east coast is particularly vulnerable. July, August and December holidays are best avoided due to crowds.

Wildlife

Madagascar is a hotspot of diversity, offering a unique type of safari. You will not see the «normal» safari animals here, there are no elephants or lions. Instead, the island is home to more than 100 species of lemurs, as well as a host of reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Most of these animals are endemic to Madagascar. Of particular interest are chameleons, which vary widely in color, shape, and size.

Our Madagascar Expeditions

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The Red-fronted Lemur

The Red-fronted Lemur

The Red-fronted lemur is medium-sized lemur with a long tail, the red-fronted lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) differs in appearance between the sexes. Although the male and female don’t differ in size, the male red-fronted lemur exhibits a gray to grey-brown coat with a...

Saving Madagascar Baobabs one at a time

Saving Madagascar Baobabs one at a time

The genus Adansonia -Baobabs- are found only in Madagascar (seven species), continental Africa (two species), the Arabian Peninsula (two species), and Australia (one species) Of the seven species in Madagascar, six are endemic to the Island, and this includes the...

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