Why to visit ? Madagascar ?

Why come to Madagascar between September and December? The best time to visit Madagascar is undoubtedly in the fall, from September to December. Below are 7 recasons for it, which are naturally not comprehensive :

#1 – A sweet spring weather :

It guarantees a really pleasant trip: the Iowest sea temperature is 27 °C, and it is sunny in the 4 parts of the island. Enjoy the turquoise lagoons of the Mozambique Channel, the coves of the Indian Ocean, the Canal des Pangalanes or Sainte Marie.

#2 – The Tsingy of Bemaraha are still accessible :

The Tsingy of Bemaraha is a place to visit at least once in a lifetime! It is accessible until mid-November. This is the time to see these extraordinary geological forms also called Stone Cathedral. Experience hiking this impressive limestone forest!

#3 – Fauna is easy to encounter :

At this time of the year, you can easily observe Madagascar’s extraordinary fauna: it is springtime, nature awakens, plants bloom, trees begin to bud, animals are less fearful and more reckless. This is also the time when lemurs give births. So many reasonsto marvel!

#4 – Fosa gets out of its den :

The mating period of the Fosa is between late October and mid November. It is the time when the male Fosa can most likely be observed in its natural environment in the dry forest of Kirindy in the Southwest of Madagascar, not far from the Tsingy of the Bemaraha and the Alley of Baobabs.

#5 – The best time to visit Masoala National Park :

Masoala, the largest national park on the island, awakens With the arrival of spring in Madagascar. Nature gets enthusiastic, and this fact facilitates the observation of many of the animals in the protected area: the white-frontedlemur, the very rare Vari Roux, the blue coua, the amazingEurycère of Prevost …

#6 – Swimming with the harmless whale shark in Nosy Be :

From October to December, the largest fish in the world is in the waters of Nosy Be. Wouldn’t you want to meet him? Ok! Put on your snorkeling gears and jump in the ocean With our experienced tour guide. This will definitely be a lifetime memory.

#7 – The city of Antananarivo shows off its elegance :

It’s spring time in Madagascar. It is the moment when the jacarandas bloom. They line the Avenue of Independence and Lake Anosy With their beautiful purple color. This is an event photography lovers do not want to miss.

Festivals, cultural and sporting events in Madagascar

What we love in Madagascar is also feasts and sport trips. For many years, festivals and sporting events have been organized across the country, and attract travelers.

Ultra-Trail des ô Plateaux, May , 4th- 5th-6th 2018

An ultra-trail of 130 km and a half-trail of 65 km, run alone or in relay, in a team of two. The course begins at 9pm, from the valley of Mandraka to Antananarivo, including Mantasoa lake area. One or two nights under the stars .„ A very beautiful adventure With a height difference of more than 5 000 m!

Racing Madagascar, from July, 9th till July, 14th 2018

An ultra-trail, along 150 km, With six stages, crossing the most beautiful landscapes of northern western Madagascar. This coming third edition has a chameleon as an emblem. ln 2016, it was a lemur and in 2017, it was a zebu. Racing Madagascar combines touristic exploration, sportive challenges and responsible and sustainable spirit.

Isalo Raid, July, 28th 2018

An utra-trail in a lunar scenery, in the heart of Isalo massif. Two courses of 45 km and 25 km, With a respective height difference of 2 500 m and 1 200m, across beautiful landscapes characterized by rocks, canyons, natural pools A unique opportunity to combine sport and discovery, in the most visited national park of Madagascar.

Lemur Trophy, early November

By cross-country vehicles, 4wds, buggys or quads, Lemur Trophy is at the same time a touristic, sporting, humanitarian and sustainable raid. The main objective: to go across the Big Island in several steps, up and down Wild tracks, through isolated villages. In short: to live an authentic Malagasy experience!

Trail of Nosy Be, December, 8th 2018

A great trail through plantations, sacred lakes, ylang-ylang and sugar canes fields, plus a hike on the Mount Passot, which is the highest point of NOSY Be. It offers a panoramic view of the island The amazing “Island of Perfumes” unveils itself to you, along 35km, With a height difference of 2 400m.

NOSY Be Jazz Festival, from March, 31th till April 2nd 2018

This festival gathers about twenty musicians and jazzmen from Belgium, Italy, France, Palestine, USA, and Madagascar. Six concerts, three master classes, cultural activities and many surprising events in an island paradise. Simply put, it is #JazzOnTheBeach !

Short films Festival, from April, 13th till 21st 2018

Screening of the best short films from the whole world, meetings, competitions, workshops, roundtables During nine days, Antananarivo, as well as other big towns welcome the unique film festival of Madagascar.

Donia, from May, 16th till 20th 2018

Every year, a popular event called Donia is held in the gorgeous NOSY Be island. ln Sakalava dialect, Donia means literally “good life”. After several editions, Donia has become an inescapable festival With sporting, social and cultural activities, evening concerts, and numerous shows With great artists from the Indian ocean.

Madagascar Carnival, June, 15th -16th -17th 2018

Carnival in Madagascar irnplies parades, dances, cultural activities, celebrations During three days, Antananarivo, the capital city, rallies all the regions ot Madagascar and rounds up all Malagasy cultures and traditions.
A gigantic celebratiom a colorful cultural event!

Vez'tival, late October early Novennber 2018

Cultural, social and sporting activities, concerts, fairs, shows, conferences, exhibitions around art and Vezo culture — the Vezo is a tribe Who lives in southern western Madagascar. The festival last seven days.

Over the years, Madajazzcar has become an international event, getting famous among jazz lovers. An annual magnificent musical event in Madagascar, With jazzmen from all over the word, during a whole month and in Antananarivo, NOSY Be, Diego-Suarez, Fianarantsoa and Fort-Dauphin.