Those who travel to Madagascar may swim in secluded coves, snorkel and dive the reefs, fish, water-ski, sunset gaze, collect shells, birdwatch, hike, trek, and go on nature walks in national parks and reserves.
Tamatave, Madagascar’s major port, is home to the 697-acre Parc Ivoloina, which has nature trails, a zoo, and botanical gardens. There are 100+ lemurs and other native wildlife in the zoo and free-ranging on the grounds.
Rainy season extends from January through March. In April and May, much of Madagascar is at its lushest. Whale-watching is best in July through September. Nature lovers are likely to spot more lemurs in September and October, breeding season; birders recommend any time between September and December to view species.