Best Time to Visit – Marojejy 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 best time to visit is from August to November. It is generally very wet, but it tends to rain less at this time and when it does, it is a gentle rain. Hiking conditions are also good in the colder months from May to July, but at this time reptiles and amphibians are less easy to find and some lemurs are less active. Many lemurs have their babies around October/November.

Best Time August to November (Less rain and good for wildlife)
High Season September to November (It is best to book cabins in advance)
Low Season January to March (Rain keeps people away)
Best Weather May to October (Less rain)
Worst Weather January to March (Wettest months)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • It rains less and the forest paths are drier
  • Cooler weather is good for hiking
  • In October/November, many lemurs have babies
  • September to November are good bird-watching months
  • It gets cold at night
  • Animals tend to be less active

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Reptiles and some mammals are more active
  • It rains a lot and the humidity is high
  • Forest paths can become very muddy and slippery
  • January to March often see extreme weather and cyclones

Wildlife Photos

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