Season in Madagascar
Season holiday in Madagascar all year round,but it is best to visit the island between May and October (the "dry season"). Tourist activity is reduced in December and March - this fault is not comfortable water temperature (above 30 degrees) and frequent rainfall. In addition, heavy rains and increased activity can prevent dangerous insects sightseeing holiday.
The tourist season in Madagascar
- Spring: spring air warms up to + 25-31 degrees (it all depends on the region). Madagascar is not worth visiting in March (or even in January and February), due to prevailing in the east south-east trade wind (it causes intense rainfall). More favorable weather at this time in the middle and western parts of the island (here falls less precipitation). In order to rest on the island, you can come in mid-April, when the rains are significantly reduced and it becomes not so hot.
- Summer: at this time begins Malagasy winter (air and water temperature becomes mild) and comfortable for swimming and excursions.
- Autumn: until November, you can safely go to the island for a beach holiday and excursion, and from November begin showers and thunderstorms.
- Winter: winter months - is a Malagasy summer. This time - not the best option for swimming (high water temperature, wind storms). During the day you can practice kite and windsurfing, and in the evening - to participate in the excursion programs.
Beach season in Madagascar
The water in the Indian Ocean is warm all year round, but forbathing is better to come here in May and October (the water temperature + 23-27 degrees). It's worth noting that you can not swim at all Malagasy beaches - are suitable for this purpose lagoons and bays, "marked by" coral reefs (if we ignore this advice, then there is a good chance encounter with a predatory sharks).
For the rest should give preference to the archipelagoNosy Be and the island of St. Mary - here you will have to wait tropical nature, beaches with white sand, clear water, water sports. The best beaches Nosy Be is Andilana, the beaches of the nearby coral islands Ankarea, Nosy Iran, Nosy Coba.
The duration of the dive season in Madagascar - May to early December (visibility - 30-40 m). Due to strong waves, muddy water, and frequent rains, not the best time to dive - mid-December to March.
In the local oceanic depths are foundbarracuda, sea eels, rays, turtles, tiger and reef sharks, groupers, surgeons fish, blue and black marlin, sailfish, fish and various shellfish. The best places for diving: Nosy Be, Ifaty, Salary Bay, St.Marie Island.
Whale watching and shark
See humpback whales you will be able toJune and September, visiting the island Nosy Be and Ile Sainte-Marie. And you can watch the sharks in September and January. This can be done from a boat or dive under the water in a special cage (her role - the protective function).
On vacation in Madagascar offers mangrove forests, tame lemurs, waterfalls, baobabs alley, national parks and reserves, extinct volcanoes, sandy beaches, pirate cemetery, ancient ruins.