Niger Travel Guide

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    Niamey
    by lotharscheer
  • Niamey
    Niamey
    by lotharscheer
  • Niamey
    Niamey
    by lotharscheer
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Niamey

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_de_Niamey/Niamey-2152449/TravelGuide-Niamey.html

28,49,0

Agadez

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_d_Agadez/Agadez-2157435/TravelGuide-Agadez.html

19,26,0

Zinder

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_de_Zinder/Zinder-2150874/TravelGuide-Zinder.html

42,61,0

Timia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_d_Agadez/Timia-2151439/TravelGuide-Timia.html

37,65,0

Ingal

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_d_Agadez/Ingal-2154094/TravelGuide-Ingal.html

13,15,0

Niamey

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3,6,1

Namaro

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_de_Niamey/Namaro-2152505/TravelGuide-Namaro.html

1,3,0

Torodi

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_de_Niamey/Torodi-2151310/TravelGuide-Torodi.html

0,4,0

Parc National du W du Niger

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1,4,0

Iferouane

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_d_Agadez/Iferouane-2154128/TravelGuide-Iferouane.html

4,3,0

Dosso

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Niger/Departement_de_Dosso/Dosso-2155740/TravelGuide-Dosso.html

1,4,0

Niamey

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  • See the Giraffes!

    Niamey Off The Beaten Path

    Take a 4x4 out to Koure (east of Niamey) to drive through the bush in search of some of West Africa's last wild giraffes. There is an information center along the main road where you pay a small fee and hire a guide (who'll ride on the roof and tap on the vehicle with a stick to indicate which direction you should go). Then the adventure...

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  • Grand Hotel du Niger

    Niamey Hotels

    , Niamey, Niger

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Experience the Niger River

    Niamey Things to Do

    Taking a ride on the Niger River in a pirogue was a highlight of my first trip to Niger. While there are numerous departure points, we had our driver take us northwest of Niamey a bit to the Rio Bravo golf course (yes, there's a golf course and yes, the "greens" are oiled patches in the sand!). Behind the golf course is a small lodge and restaurant...

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Agadez

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  • Hotels in Agadez

    Agadez Things to Do

    Hotel Agreboun is the only budget option in town that hence attracts most backpackers, but besides the chance of meeting other travellers, it’s rather bad value.Most rooms only contain a bed, are not especially clean and the fans are rarely working at full speed. At night it gets exceptionally hot inside the mud brick rooms and it’s hard to choose...

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  • The 450 km journey from Zinder to Agadez...

    Agadez Transportation

    The 450 km journey from Zinder to Agadez was not one to forget easily. Not that the road was too bad. On the contrary, it has improved a lot in recent years and is now tarred for 2/3 of the distance. But the car…Instead of planning a bit, I just went to the Agadez car park, waited there 24 hours and was lucky enough to have a front seat in an...

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  • Visit the Tourist Office for its views

    Agadez Things to Do

    The on the main road signposted tourist office in the Old Quarter is a private initiative. Its best quality is the rooftop with superb views over Agadez.I went their to inform about independent travel in the region, but the friendly young man, educated and all but not well informed about the region, couldn’t give me any advice other than offering...

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Zinder

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  • The Regional Museum and fun with USAID...

    Zinder Things to Do

    On Friday afternoon I eventually persuaded myself to visit the Regional museum. But it was the buvette on its premises that really took my attention... Long before I entered the nicely Hausa style decorated building that was called the Regional Museum, I felt I had to drink a cold beer first in the adjacent bar. It was still extremely hot at 4pm,...

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  • Local crafts and customs at the Grand...

    Zinder Things to Do

    But the Grand Marché is especially charming because of the large numbers of local craftspeople that come to trade their decorated metal boxes, carved calabash bowls, clay jars, tanned leather works, woven baskets and whatsoever. You see huge piles of almost garbage that people make useful things of on the spot. In small rooms youngsters repair...

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  • Thursday Market day in Zinder

    Zinder Things to Do

    Thursday is the big market day, one of the largest in Niger and a must see because of its interesting mix of people and products.You will find millet, (imported) rice and a reasonable selection of other durable farm products, and some oranges, but the main business in Zinder seems to be the imported manufactured goods and local crafts products,...

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Timia

See all 37 Timia Tips
  • A Tuareg Music Performance

    Timia Favorites

    After dinner Ahmed suggested to invite some men for a traditional Tuareg music session. A great idea! Two days before, in the truck, I had heard some tapes of the Tuareg “war” songs and the tunes were still echoing in my head. A young guitar player arrived and after tea the private concert started. Busee sang and Conan made the rhythm using...

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  • An Afternoon in Timia

    Timia Favorites

    Around 4.30 PM the caretaker returned to close the Fort again, but unfortunately he broke his key in the front door. What a pity…he had to renew the lock, that first had to be ordered from the Agadez truck on its next arrival. I decided the young man deserved a good tip…I just wandered around the gardens and the village until darkness. The end of...

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  • Sometimes, Travellers need some luck…

    Timia Transportation

    Continued from "Must See"-TipsDuring the morning of my third day in Timia, again no vehicles passed by. Even the truck that was expected yesterday, hadn’t arrived yet. I had given up hope to be I time for the Cure Salee festival and spent another couple of extremely lazy and enjoyable silent hours at the cascade when suddenly, around 11am, Moussa...

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Ingal

See all 13 Ingal Tips
  • FAQ: cure salee - gerewol

    Ingal Things to Do

    edited> Hi Bonobo, > If you ask and look for informations it seems as there is THE cure salee> festival (gerewol) in THAT place during THAT period. But I've always> thought that it's impossibile they all meet in one determined place. there should be many places in that area, where the different tribes> meet in a spontaneous...

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  • Beauty Contests

    Ingal Things to Do

    A very important part of the Festival are the beauty contests, consisting of several stages. While for the Tuaregs it are the women who adorn themselves and present them to the men, for the Fulani it are the men who dress up and compete for being the most beautiful. The climax of all comes on the last festival night, when the winners are announced....

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  • The Mix of People

    Ingal Things to Do

    The Cure Salee Festival is attended by a mix of people in numbers that you unlikely will encounter anywhere else on earth! Just being there was to me the biggest attraction! Most of them are of Tuareg and Fulani tribes, all dressed up at their finest, carrying swords, and wearing exuberant clothes and make up; women carrying an enormous bunch of...

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Niamey

See all 3 Niamey Tips
  • See the Giraffes!

    Niamey Off The Beaten Path

    Take a 4x4 out to Koure (east of Niamey) to drive through the bush in search of some of West Africa's last wild giraffes. There is an information center along the main road where you pay a small fee and hire a guide (who'll ride on the roof and tap on the vehicle with a stick to indicate which direction you should go). Then the adventure...

    more
  • Grand Hotel du Niger

    Niamey Hotels

    , Niamey, Niger

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Experience the Niger River

    Niamey Things to Do

    Taking a ride on the Niger River in a pirogue was a highlight of my first trip to Niger. While there are numerous departure points, we had our driver take us northwest of Niamey a bit to the Rio Bravo golf course (yes, there's a golf course and yes, the "greens" are oiled patches in the sand!). Behind the golf course is a small lodge and restaurant...

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Namaro

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    by niamey00 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    There are two ways to get to Namaro from Niger. The shortest, in distance, is to cross the Kennedy Bridge (the only bridge across the Niger in Niger), continue in the direction of Burkina Faso, and then take a bone jarring dirt road to Namaro. The other way is to head north on the paved road towards Mali, and then take the ferry across the Niger, take the first left after you cross, and continue on this dirt road for a few kilometers. Either way is an adventure!

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Parc National du W du Niger

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    by niamey00 Written Jun 10, 2004

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    At the Park entrance, you must pay your fees and get your guide. There is a small museum, a hotel, and a few shops in La Tapoa, the village found at the entrance.

    Park W entrance sculpture

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Iferouane

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  • Don't miss "frittata con patate"

    Iferouane Restaurants

    I was told Vittorio’s hotel also has a restaurant, but I didn’t try it.We used our host’s kitchen, in the courtyard, and I had my opportunity to cook.In the pic you can see a wonderful looking (and tasting) “frittata con patate” resulted from the cooperation between an Italian cook, me, and a French one, Roger. They say: “too many cooks spoil the...

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  • batteries!

    Iferouane What to Pack

    Bring some batteries you can give your host. People there really need batteries. The only kind they can get their hands on is from Nigeria and go flat in a while.Some pens can bring a smile to children’s faces, but it’s really hard to understand whether it is a good thing or not to go around giving out pens…

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  • Nighttime serenades

    Iferouane Nightlife

    What I enjoyed most was sitting in the small patio, beside a tiny fire, sipping the strong tuareg tea, gazing at the star-full sky and chatting with lovely people in a language I didn’t know and realizing we could understand each other. Wonderful desert stories….

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