January marks the beginning of cyclone season, and we generally advise against travelling to Madagascar from January to March. The weather is hot and humid, and high rainfall and cyclones lash the country. Although the southern part of the country receives less rain than the north, most hotels and businesses close across the island during the wet season. Travelling becomes difficult, with many roads and trekking paths becoming inaccessible from January to early April. Lemurs and other wildlife are also difficult to spot in the densely overgrown forests during this season.