Madagascar, Madagascar: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Madagascar, Madagascar? If you're planning to go to Madagascar, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Madagascar, Madagascar

Based on the climate and weather in Madagascar, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Madagascar, Madagascar by month

January

If you go to Madagascar in January, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

February is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

March

If you are traveling to Madagascar in March, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

April

If you go to Madagascar in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

May

If you go to Madagascar in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

June

If you go to Madagascar in June, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

July

If you are traveling to Madagascar in July, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

August

August is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

September

September in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece

October

October in Madagascar is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

November

November is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

If you are traveling to Madagascar in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Madagascar, Madagascar

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Madagascar, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Madagascar
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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