Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Given the configuration of the island, which is quite large in latitude, several climates coexist in Madagascar, with more water in the east and more arid in the west. The north and south enjoy a dry and warm climate all year round.
From November to March, it is the southern summer or "rainy season", especially on the east coast. From the end of December to the end of February, cyclones.
From April to October it is the southern winter or "dry season". It is also the season for whales and whale sharks.
Magadascar uses Ariary (MGA or Ar). The standard of living in Madagascar is very low. An adventurer will spend little money on the Big Island; however, if you don't watch your budget, you will be surprised at what you will ultimately spend: excursions, some hotels, and park entry are not cheap. Similarly, tourist places such as Nosy Be offer European rates.
Foreigners visiting Madagascar on a tourist visit must be in possession of a valid passport for at least 6 months at the time of their entry into the country. In addition to the passport, an entry visa is required. The tourist visa with single entry is issued either by the Malagasy diplomatic missions or consular offices at the airport, against payment of the corresponding fee: in summer 2017, it is €25 for 1 month (or less) of stay, €32 for 2 months and €42 for 3 months.
Madagascar has a health status that cannot be compared to that of a developed country. In the event of a major or even minor problem, it is important to consider repatriation as soon as possible. In general, however, protect yourself from mosquitoes and avoid tap water, and everything should be fine.
Diseases and vaccines. No vaccine is required except for the update of the DT-polio. Recommended: hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever. Some doctors may offer you the rabies vaccine.
Mosquitoes can transmit dengue fever, malaria, so don't forget your antimalarial treatment, especially on the east coast.
In general, provide medicines for diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, dressings, compresses and wound disinfection, sunscreen and mosquito repellents.