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Best time to visit Madagascar

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The best time to visit Madagascar is September-October

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Madagascar such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, September-October is the best time of year to go.

The very hottest temperatures in Antananarivo, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Madagascar, tend to reach around 28℃ (83℉) in the height of summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 9℃ (48℉) around July-time. In other areas of Madagascar, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Madagascar are usually in December, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Madagascar in January – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out about when to visit Madagascar, including the climate, seasonal info, FAQs and more for loads of the top places you NEED to explore, as well as all the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

December

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

December

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Madagascar seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Madagascar is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Madagascar

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
AntananarivoSeptember-October
24℃
16℃
24℃
16℃
24℃
16℃
23℃
14℃
21℃
12℃
19℃
10℃
18℃
9℃
20℃
10℃
22℃
11℃
25℃
14℃
26℃
16℃
25℃
16℃
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Top FAQs

Madagascar is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Madagascar:

The warmest month of the year in Antananarivo, one of the most popular places to visit in Madagascar, is December.
The driest month of the year in Antananarivo, Madagascar, is usually around August each year.

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