Niger Transportation

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Niger Transportation

  • Air Connections to Niamey

    There are a few airlines that operate from the Niamey Airport.Air Burkina - To / From Ougadougu ( Burkina ), Lome (Togo)Air France - To / From ParisAir Ivoire -To / From Abidjan (Cote d'ivoire)Air Afrique - To / From Cotonou (Benin)Best connection to niamey is from Abidjan and Paris

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  • Public transport in Niger

    I have used the private transportation bus companies such as RIMBO and SNTV and have found them to be a very safe and reliable way to travel around the country. Ive done Niamey - Agadez a couple of times now which takes about 12 hrs.....There are regular stops on the way which is most welcome. I would however suggest that you book your ticket a few...

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  • Ferry crossing

    There is only one bridge across the Niger River in the whole country: the Kennedy Bridge in Niamey. To the North about 2 hours outside of Niamey, there is a ferry crossing. This is the way to go into northeastern Burkina Faso. Not an easy road, but the ferry was fun, but probably dangerous. We don't want to think about that!

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  • Express Buses

    Absolutely the only convenient means of long distance public overland transport between the main destinations in Niger.First of all, these buses are most time efficient as they do not stop often, and if they do so, only for a very short time. Moreover, departure times are more or less fixed.Secondly, the buses are in good shape, so that breakdowns...

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  • Bushtaxis / taxi brousse

    These are very cheap and ideal for short distance travel and often the only option to reach places not covered by express buses. They depart from the gare routiere, but you have to wait until they are full, very full. In extreme cases, as I experienced, this can take up to 24 hours and thus involves an overnight at the station. Often the vehicle is...

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  • 4WD Car chartered or private

    Most tourists travelling the Air Mountains and Tenere Desert charter a vehicle, form a group to share a vehicle or bring their own. Even if you have your own, you are obliged to bring a local guide (easily to find in Agadez).This is by far the most reliable option, but also most expensive. Cost will be about from EUR 50/day if you have 3 others to...

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  • Camel

    Albeit slow at only 4 km./hr., a journey by camel is a superb way to get into local customs and enjoy the grandness of the surroundings in a relaxing way. In Niger you won’t find tourist orientated camel trips in the way you find them in the deserts of Egypt, Morocco or India . Main reason is that the best parts of the Tenere Desert are very...

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  • Sahara Trucks

    I have not yet heard of any tourist using those trucks, but you can cross the Sahara desert on top of these overloaded trucks that run between Agadez and tows in Algeria or Libya, often via smugglers routes.Journeys to Libya take up to 3 weeks and people die on these trips every year, so be prepared! Most passengers are from Coastal African...

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  • Private / Cooperation Trucks

    If even no bushtaxi’s run between places, you might have a good chance to get a ride on a truck!These trucks typically pick up and drop goods at the markets, but also may take passengers. This cheap option is especially useful to reach certain oases, for example in the Air Mountains or Tenere Desert, where alternatively a 4WD car in good condition...

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  • Taxi brousses

    The "taxi brousses", shared taxis, travel around in the most part of Niger. They are often Peugot cars ore minibuses, but sometimes small lorries too. One thing they have in common: They are always crowded!

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  • From Europe its probably best...

    From Europe its probably best to travel with AirFrance from Paris to Niamey. To get around you can hire a taxi with driver for day trips, but for longer trips you can get on very full minibusses or hire a car. It's expencive to travel around in Niger.

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  • Air Afrique is the cheapest,...

    Air Afrique is the cheapest, but is sometimes unreliableAir France is a little more expensive, but has very good serviceBest way is to rent a car or book with a local tour operator, but public transport in the form of bush taxis (usually minivans or small station wagons) is available very cheaply

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  • Air France from Paris to...

    Air France from Paris to Niamey.Cannot rent a car for self drive in Niger and would not recommend in the desert. There is some danger from Tuareg rebels, though they have reached a truce with the government. Would highly recommend a Tuareg guide. Our guide can be reached at Moussa.Haidara@caramail.com.

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