Winds pick up between May and September, so we compensate for this by booking accommodation on the leeward side of the islands in pleasantly protected positions. It’s warm and not too humid, making it a pleasant climate for wildlife watching. You can see Aldabra giant tortoise, Seychelles black parrot, and a variety of curious plant species such as the jellyfish tree and the highly prized coco de mer.
The first tourists arrive in Madagascar in April, and until the end of August the country is mainly warm and dry. Terraced paddy fields and the dramatic Central Highlands are both especially picturesque. Biodiversity in Madagascar is extraordinary, with nearly 15,000 endemic plants. Safari between June and August so you can get close to some of the 103 types of lemur, the cat-like fossa, the chameleon, and the birds.