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  • Francophone Refinement

    My fondest memory of Niger was the people, definitely. Everyone, from the vendor on the street right up to their Minister of Mines, who came for dinner with our delegation without anyone but his driver in tow... so laid back and chilled out. I liked it! Just wished I had more time to see it all.

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  • Niamey: The Grand Mosquee

    On the outskirts of town is the Grand Mosque, one of the most fabulous modern times mosques I've seen.The interior consists of two seperate main halls of marble and exquisitely decorated walls and ceilings; pillars covered with amazing patterns of little precious stones in the best tradition of Islamic art. The floor is covered with beautiful...

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  • Niamey: visit the National Museum

    If you are in Niamey, a rather pleasant excursion is to the National Museum near the Kennedy Bridge. It is a nice, green area with several little houses that each has displays on a subject related to Niger. From exhibitions on the uranium mining to displays of traditional dresses and dwellings of all tribes and from engravings of the time of the...

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  • Niamey: Niger River and Kennedy Bridge

    Niamey is the capital of Niger mostly spread out on the east bank of the Niger river.I found the city one of the more pleasant African capitals that I visited, despite its severe heat and visible poverty of many people. I stayed here for 4 days, relaxing, downloading my photos (see under shopping), visiting the museum, the markets, strolling along...

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  • Cure Salee festival

    An excellent and enjoyable opportunity way to encounter the rural people and nomads is the annual Cure Salee festival, when they gather to give the animals the salt cure and celebrate together for a week.The main ,official, part of the festival lasts 3 days and takes place around Ingall, usually in the last weeks of September. The program includes...

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  • Do not skip the markets!

    Where livestock breeding is most important in the most rural parts of Niger, along the ancient overland trade routes between the Arab world and Coastal Africa is trade a major means of income. In Niamey and the major towns near the Nigerian border, the markets are rich and varied, the ones at the towns of Zinder and Maradi especially good examples....

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  • Visit Timia or other amazing oases!

    Timia is such a very beautiful oasis in the Aiir Mountains! Green gardens full of datepalms and orange trees are surrounded here by spectacularly eroded bare mountains, wild lava fields and endless sand. Worth a visit only for its stunning location and its hospitable inhabitants!!The main highlight however which is the main reason of most...

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  • Tour the Aiir mountains and Tenere...

    From Agadez you can organise some great tours in the stunning Tenere Desert and the Aiir Mountains that are inhabited by the hospitable Tuareg people. A tour by 4WD in the remote Aiir Mountains takes at least 5 days with a choice of circuits in which you visit say 2 or 3 interesting places. Typically an oasis such as Iferouane or Timia, an ancient...

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  • I loved Zinder...

    I arrived in this town a bit annoyed by the heavy rains in Benin and exhausted from a 24 hour journey by local transport. All I wanted was a nice place to settle for a week or so. It turned out to be a perfect choice and the best introduction of Niger and the Sahel possible. Some people in Zinder recall the stories of the last white travellers who...

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  • The people of Niger

    I found the people of Niger, especially outside Niamey, really great! Most people live in the South along the border with Nigeria and along the impressive Niger river. People in general are very hospitable and honest, as you would expect in a 85% (moderate) Muslim country.In Northern rural areas, many families of Fulani and Tuareg tribes are...

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  • Legendary Agadez

    Agadez is a town situated in the middle of nowhere on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Tourism has become the main source of income here during the last few decennia. It’s not the camel caravans that pass here anymore, but the Sahara tourists coming from Algeria with well-prepared Landcruisers or so called overland trucks. They use Agadez as a base...

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  • Southern Niger

    It`s well worth to visit the southern part of Niger too. There you can`t find the stunnung desert scenes like in the north, as the area is more humid. But you will stumble acoss some nice willages like Dogondoutchi ao the pic and you will meet nice people like probably everywhere within NIger.

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  • To visit Niger without...

    To visit Niger without reaching Agadez and the edge of the Sahara beyond would be a shame. Beautiful country. Wonderful people. The nomadic Tuareg are faxcinating: Tall, proud, dignified; they epitomize the spirit of nomadic peoples everywhere in making this harsh land their own. An absolutely life-changing experience! My fondest memory of Niger...

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  • Travel to the Air Massif and...

    Travel to the Air Massif and Tenere Desert. The Tenere is known for some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the Sahara. You'll need about 8 days and you'll spend most of the time camping. Being alone on sand dunes of 5 - 600-- feet, no one in sight.

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