Niger Things to Do

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Niger Things to Do

  • Adobe houses of Zinder

    I spent one day In Zinder when I crossed the country in horizontal, from Chad to Burkina Faso. And Zinder wasa the best place of my journey. I loved its decorated houses.If I ever go back to Niger, without doubt I will go back to Zinder.

  • Parc National du “W” du Niger

    One visit to W-Parc is recommended if you have the time. The Park is spread across the countries of Benin, Burkina & Niger and has a span of 2500 sq Km. It takes around 1.5 hrs to drive down to the park from Niamey. The Park gets its name as it is in the shape of a "W", hence W-Park. We visited the park during Jan, the best you can do is to spent a...

  • Agadez discover the ancient town

    The ancient town of Agadez is definately worth a visit. Due to the maze of twisting narrow streets it's easy to lose your bearings, so my advice is sort yourself out with a reputable guide. This will also make it easier to take photographs, particularly of the local people who may be a little reluctant to have their photo taken if your on your own....

  • The pot market, Niamey

    If you need a pot, heres the place to go. Theyve got big pots, small pots, pretty pots, ugly pots, broken pots, you name it, and very cheap too.

  • Cooling off in a pool, Niamey

    The Saharan sun takes it toll, and cooling off in a pool is a fantastic remedy for heat stroke. The Grand hotel in Niamey charges CFA 2000 for pool-use, and you get a beautiful view of the Niger river from above. They close very late, so you can chill out with a beer at dusk, and watch the bats come out. The Gaweye hotel pool is much bigger and...

  • Visiting Touareg camps

    When out in the desert, north and east of Agadez, away from larger towns try to visit Touareg encampments and get a glimpse of their daily lives.

  • Djado plateau

    Djado plateau is a area north of Chirfa in the northeastern part of the country. There are some dramatic weathered, sandstone formations. Volcanic rocks in some locations are eroded into various shapes resembling dark folded paper.

  • Go climb a dune

    You'll see enough sand in Niger to last you a life time. Get a workout climbing one. Some of the bigger ones are in Arakao and Chiriet.

  • Salt caravans

    The caravan season is between late Sept to late Dec with most around Nov, Oct. They travel between Bilma and Agadez or some towns north of Agadez. You'll need a guide and your own vehicle to get to them. Pick a year when the rains are good and there are no problems like locusts and rebellions - the caravans will be larger and more plentiful.

  • Salt ponds in Fachi

    The salt ponds in Fachi are family owned operations that are passed from generation to generation. The salt from Bilma is consider of a higher quality but the ponds in Fachi are more photogenic.

  • Niger River

    The Niger river flows comming from Mali trough the western part of the country. Next to the Mali border, the river passes trough arid landscape, what causes some dramatic scenery.

  • When I was in Niamey I didn't...

    When I was in Niamey I didn't have much time to travel from the city, but I went to the national park W, about 150 km south of Niamey. There is a rich animal life, nice hotel, and you can rent a car there with a guide to drive around in the park, experiencing the wildlife in West Africa. If on season, there is a good change of seeing elephants,...

  • Sail on the Niger river in a...

    Sail on the Niger river in a small wooden boat, a bit afraid of hippos and crocodiles for five hours on the way from Niamay to a small market by the river further north. On the way up the river we sat on the boat, with little space to move, but the exitement and the sight from the boat were just beautiful. Watching the people washing clothes and...

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