Best Time to Visit – Amber Mountain NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

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The ideal months to visit Amber Mountain National Park (Parc National Montagne d’Ambre) are the shoulder months: April to May and October to November. Lemurs can be spotted throughout the year, but the park is especially known for its variety of chameleons, and they can be harder to find in the coldest months of the Dry season from June to September. The wettest months from January to March can include downpours that interfere with activities.

Best Time April to May and October to November (Animals active, less rain)
High Season July, August and December holidays (The park gets busy)
Low Season January, February, March (Low-season rates might apply, less busy)
Best Weather April to November (Little rain, less humidity)
Worst Weather January to March (Wettest months)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Little rain and the forest paths are dry
  • Lemurs can be found throughout the year
  • In October, many lemurs have babies
  • Reptiles and amphibians are less active from June to September
  • Very busy from July to August

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Orchids bloom from October to December
  • September to December are the best bird-watching months
  • It rains a lot and the humidity is high
  • Forest paths can become very muddy and slippery
  • The park is busy in the December holidays

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