Best season to travel to Madagascar

Cocoa Harvest Season

Madagascar is famous for high-quality cocoa

Cocoa Harvest Season in Madagascar 2019 - Best Time
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Want to taste the real chocolate? Madagascar is the right place to see how cocoa is growing, being harvested and turned into chocolate. The crops are gathered twice a year: at the beginning of the rainy season from October through November and also at the beginning of the dry season from May through June.

Cocoa pods at the plantation in Anikfy, Madagascar 2019
Cocoa pods at the plantation in Anikfy, Madagascar

Madagascar produces less than 0,5% of the international cocoa. Although it is not much, the cocoa is praised for its exceptional quality.

Farmers from Madécasse Chocolates in Madagascar removing cacao beans from pods 2019
Farmers from Madécasse Chocolates in Madagascar removing cacao beans from pods
Cutting the cocoa pods 2019
Cutting the cocoa pods
Cocoa Harvest Season in Madagascar - Best Season 2019