Best Time to Visit – Ankarafantsika 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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Ankarafantsika can be visited throughout the year. Lemurs can be seen at any time and crocodiles are easiest to spot in the Dry season months from July to October. The park is especially known for reptiles and birding: the best time for these sightings is after the first rains in November. However, January to March tends to be oppressively hot.

Best Time November to December (Good for birds and reptiles)
High Season July and August and December holidays (The park doesn't get very busy)
Low Season November to March (It rains a lot)
Best Weather July to September (It is cooler and less humid)
Worst Weather December to March (It is very hot and rainy)

April to October Dry Season Winter

  • Dry weather, blue skies
  • Hiking is easier in cooler and less humid conditions
  • Lemurs can be found throughout the year
  • July to October is best to see crocodiles
  • Reptiles and amphibians are less active from June to October
  • Birding is not as good

November to March Wet Season Summer

  • Nocturnal mammals are more active
  • This is the best time for reptiles
  • October to December are the best bird-watching months
  • It is very hot and humid
  • Rain can interfere with hiking

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