Madagascar Holidays & Travel Facts

The unique Island of Madagascar is unlike anywhere else on earth. Situated just 400 km from the coast of Africa, it is the worlds' fourth largest island and home to an amazing array of flora and fauna, an astonishing biological diversity and dramatic scenery.

  • Lemur with long tail
  • Anjajavy Nature
  • Madagascar trees
  • Madagascar island
  • huts mountain

Overview for Madagascar

Most famous for its 60 species of lemurs, these bright-eyed mammals are easily seen on any tour of the island. Madagascar is also known for its orchid species, carnivorous pitcher plants, baobab trees, geckoes, chameleons and the giant elephant bird.

While wildlife is a major attraction, the island is also the world’s main producer of vanilla beans and boasts spectacular beaches offering tranquility, sparkling clear turquoise water and excellent al fresco dining – on the sand.

Best Time to Travel

Any time of year is fine for a visit except from January to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November, where the temperatures range between 25° - 30° during the day and 16° – 18° at night. The coolest time to travel is May to October. During this time the Central Highlands including Antananarivo can experience very cold winter nights.