Best Time to Visit – Ranomafana 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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Ranomafana can be visited throughout the year. However, January to March tend to be very wet; rain can interfere with your activities and the steep forest paths can become very slippery. The cold dry months, from June to August, are not as good for spotting reptiles and dwarf lemurs as they are less active during this time.

Best Time April, May, September and November (Mild weather, fewer rainy days)
High Season July, August and December holidays (The park gets busy)
Low Season January, February, March (Low-season rates might apply, less busy)
Best Weather April, May, September and November (Mild weather, less rain)
Worst Weather January and February (Wettest months)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Less rain and the forest paths are drier
  • Many lemur babies are born in October
  • Reptiles and some mammals are less active from June to August
  • It gets cold at night
  • The park gets very busy in July and August

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Orchids bloom from January to March
  • Reptiles and some mammals are more active
  • It is warmer
  • It rains a lot and the humidity is high
  • Forest paths can become very muddy and slippery

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to Go to Madagascar by Major Park

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