If you’re looking to book cheap flights to Madagascar, then peak season between April and October is definitely not the time to book. Generally July and August are Madagascar’s busiest months due to schools holidays in Europe and America. July and August are also the region’s “coolest” months with the least rainfall – temperatures ranging from 18°C to 25°C make for pleasant conditions for travellers to enjoy the outdoors without getting sunburnt.
The months from December until March is when rainfall is at its highest. There are also cyclones during this period so a number of coastal hotels remain closed. Although it is possible to find cheap flights to Madagascar this time, tourists may have great difficulty navigating the region due to muddy conditions created by the rainfall which make certain roads impassable.
When is the best time to book a flight to Madagascar?
Generally, the best time to book cheap flights to Madagascar is from May to June and from September to end October. This way, travellers miss the busiest months of July and August but also have the opportunity to experience the beautiful tropical weather. With maximum temperatures averaging around 26°C, lightweight clothing made out of cotton or natural fibres, is most suitable. With forward planning, it is possible to find well-priced plane tickets to Madagascar during this period.
The airlines that book flights to Madagascar are: South African Airlines, Air Austral and Kenya Airways. When starting to compare flights to Madagascar, remember to consider that ticket prices will depend greatly on how flexible you can be around travel dates.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
When booking plane tickets to Madagascar, it may also be useful to pre-arrange transport from the airport to the city centre via shuttle or a charter service. Public taxis and buses are another option but are often crowded and not ideal for travelling with luggage. Taxis are easy to catch and rates are agreed upon before the journey begins. Alternatively, for confident drivers, car hire companies like Hertz or Budget do have operating centres situated at the airport.
Madagascar insider information
One of the archetypal highlights of any trip to Madagascar is the Avenue of Baobabs. On either side of a dirt road that runs between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina, is a row of about 25 baobab trees. This ‘natural monument’ is a popular place for tourists to stop for photographs at sunset.
The Isalo National Park is one of Madagascar’s most awe-inspiring natural destinations to visit. Its expansive plateau and rocky outcrops date back to the Jurassic era. Ring-tailed lemurs and white sifakas are just two of the wild species that can be observed at this destination.
If you’ve got your flight tickets and you’re planning your itinerary, put the Big Tsingy Stone Forest at the top of your list. This park is covered in sharp limestone pinnacles in between canyons and gorges brimming with indigenous flora and fauna. The trip to this destination begins with a thrilling 4X4 drive.
A perfect way to end off a day is to take a sunset river tour along the Tsiribihina River in a canoe or pirogue. A number of tour companies provide this service.
Find flights to Madagascar
Select your preferred destination from the list below