Best Time to Visit – Sainte Luce Reserve

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 only accommodation available for travelers at Sainte Luce Reserve is closed from January to late March. The beach location makes the heat less oppressive and there is no bad time to stay here from April to December. However, December can be very hot and humid. Humpback whales come to the bay to calve and nurture their young from June to November.

Best Time April to November (Less rain and humidity)
High Season June to November (High-season rates apply)
Low Season April to June and December (It is less busy)
Best Weather April to October (Mild weather, less rain)
Worst Weather January to March (Wettest months)

April to September Dry Season – Winter

  • It rains less and humidity is low
  • Whales come to the bay from June to November
  • Reptiles and some mammals are less active from June to September

October to March Wet Season – Summer

  • Reptiles and some mammals are more active
  • Bird watching is better in the Wet season
  • The lodge is closed from January to late March
  • The access road can deteriorate badly after rain
  • It is very hot and the humidity is high

Wildlife Photos

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