Best Time to Visit – Berenty PR

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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There is no bad time to visit Berenty. The sanctuary is very accessible and trails are short and easy to walk on. The wettest months from December to March tend to be very hot and humid, so most visitors would be more comfortable on either side of that period. In April you can see the ring-tailed lemurs ‘stink-fighting’. This is a ritual where they rub their tails on their scent glands and then waft their smelly tails at each other.

Best Time March to November (Less rain and humidity)
High Season July, August and December holidays (The reserve gets busy)
Low Season January to March (It is less busy)
Best Weather April to October (Mild weather, less rain)
Worst Weather December to March (Wettest months)

April to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Less rain and low humidity
  • Many lemur babies are born in October
  • Ring-tailed lemurs fight for mates in April
  • 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
  • Very hot and humid
  • Rain can sometimes interfere with activities

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to Go to Madagascar by Major Park

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