Best Time to Visit – Tsimanampetsotsa 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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Tsimanampetsotsa can be visited throughout the year. It is very hot in the Wet season, so the cooler Dry season months, from April to October, offer better hiking conditions. This is also the time flamingos are around.

Best Time April to October (Best hiking weather)
High Season July, August and December holidays (The park never gets busy)
Low Season November to March (It is very hot)
Best Weather June to September (It is cooler)
Worst Weather December to March (It is hot and humid)

April to October Dry Season – Winter

  • It rains only a little
  • Hiking is easier in cooler and less-humid conditions
  • Lemurs and tortoises can be found throughout the year
  • Some reptiles and lemurs are less active

November to March Wet Season – Summer

  • Lemurs are more active
  • Reptiles are easier to find
  • September to December are the best bird-watching months
  • It is very hot and humid

Wildlife Photos

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