Best Time to Visit – Andohahela 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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Andohahela National Park has three sections. Most visitors hike the popular Tsimelany circuit in the most accessible section. This area can be visited throughout the year. The other sections are difficult to reach during the Wet season months from December to March. The main attraction is the scenery of the transitional forest. The Dry season months, from April to October, offer the best hiking conditions.

Best Time April, May, September and November (Less rain, active wildlife)
High Season July, August and December holidays (The park gets more day visitors)
Low Season January to March (It is less busy)
Best Weather April to November (Mild weather, less rain)
Worst Weather January to March (Wettest months)

April to October Dry Season Winter

  • Less rain and the forest paths are drier
  • Best hiking weather
  • Many lemur babies are born in October
  • Reptiles and some mammals are less active from June to August

November to March Wet Season Summer

  • Reptiles and some mammals are more active
  • Bird watching is better in the Wet season
  • Some sections in the park might become inaccessible
  • It rains a lot and the humidity is high
  • Forest paths can become very muddy and slippery

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