7 reasons to visit Madagascar between November and January

Summer (Nov. – Jan.) is one of the best times to visit Madagascar. The weather is fantastic with warm sunny days and nightly rains that turn the vegetation lush and green. It’s also mating season for one of the island continent’s most iconic species; the fossa. The fossa is Madagascar’s largest predator and is extremely shy and difficult to spot. However, you will have the best chance of seeing these gorgeous animals in summer. The island’s endemic birds are stunning at this time of year with adults parading in their mating plumage and new Juveniles in abundance.

At Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge there is something for everyone this season with fantastic snorkelling, a great chance to see tenrecs outside your room and the perfect weather for lazing on the beach. Your taste buds are also in for a treat at our New Year’s Day lobster and seafood feast to celebrate the opening of the lobster fishing season.

At Mandrare River Camp you will see the river reborn as it begins its leisurely climb back to its shores after having almost disappeared in the dry season. By end of December you can once again enjoy a boat trip across the river to a stunning gallery forest and the local Antandroy tribe’s sacred spiny forest where lemurs, birds and reptiles abound.

Let’s not forget gourmet dinners and sumptuous cocktails for Christmas Eve in both properties featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.Summer (Nov. – Jan.) is one of the best times to visit Madagascar. The weather is fantastic with warm sunny days and nightly rains that turn the vegetation lush and green. It’s also mating season for one of the island continent’s most iconic species; the fossa. The fossa is Madagascar’s largest predator and is extremely shy and difficult to spot. However, you will have the best chance of seeing these gorgeous animals in summer. The island’s endemic birds are stunning at this time of year with adults parading in their mating plumage and new Juveniles in abundance.

At Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge there is something for everyone this season with fantastic snorkelling, a great chance to see tenrecs outside your room and the perfect weather for lazing on the beach. Your taste buds are also in for a treat at our New Year’s Day lobster and seafood feast to celebrate the opening of the lobster fishing season.

At Mandrare River Camp you will see the river reborn as it begins its leisurely climb back to its shores after having almost disappeared in the dry season. By end of December you can once again enjoy a boat trip across the river to a stunning gallery forest and the local Antandroy tribe’s sacred spiny forest where lemurs, birds and reptiles abound.

Let’s not forget gourmet dinners and sumptuous cocktails for Christmas Eve in both properties featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.