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The Red Island


Lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, desert, hiking and diving: Madagascar is a dream destination for outdoors enthusiasts – half the fun is getting to all these incredible attractions.

  • Best Time to Visit: April to October
  • Languages: Malagasy, French, English
  • Currency Malagasy Ariary (MGA)
  • Safety: Good
  • Nightlife: Poor
  • Local Food: Romazava

Top Cities

  • Antananarivo

  • Antsirabe

  • Toamasina

Best Time To Visit

April to October are, in general, the best months to visit Madagascar. This dry, cool season is what naturalists refer to as the austral winter. Overall, this is a good time to travel: days are bright and usually warm to very warm and nights mild.
Temperatures are highest at sea level and also higher in the north and on the west coast. The south can be much chillier: July in Fort Dauphin will have you glad of a fleece and an extra blanket at night.

A Few Handpicked Itineraries

  • Essential Madagascar

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