Best Time to Visit – Mitsinjo Forest

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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Mitsinjo Forest can be visited throughout the year. Indri and most other lemurs can be spotted at any time. However, you might want to miss the worst of the rains from January to March. This is cyclone season and torrential downpours can interfere with activities. The cold dry months from June to September are not as good for spotting reptiles and dwarf lemurs as they are less active during this time.

Best Time April, May, October and November (Mild weather, less rain)
High Season July, August and December holidays (The forest gets busy)
Low Season January to March (Low-season rates might apply, less busy)
Best Weather April, May, October and November (Mild weather, less rain)
Worst Weather January to March (Wettest months)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Less rain and the forest paths are drier
  • In October/November many lemurs have babies
  • Some animals are less active during the coldest months
  • It is chilly at night
  • The forest gets very crowded in July and August

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Reptiles and some mammals are more active
  • September to December are the best bird-watching months
  • Orchids bloom from January to March
  • It rains a lot and the humidity is high
  • Forest paths can become very slippery

Wildlife Photos

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