Niger Travel Guide

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Niamey

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Zinder

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Agadez

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Timia

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Torodi

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Namaro

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Boubon

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Niamey

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  • By bus from Niamey to Sokoto

    Niamey Transportation

    Sonef buscompany (just behind the stadium and the interior ministery) has a bus at 5.10 am to Birni-N'Konni (and in to Zinder), 6500 CFA, 5 to 6 hours, from the gare routiere, about 1 km from the Sonef terminal you have shared taxis to Sokoto, 2000 CFA or 600 Naira about 2 hours. At the border you can expect a lengthy interview (it was not...

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  • Burgeoning urban population

    Niamey Local Customs

    No one is sure how many people live in Niamey. A figure of around one million is probably about right. Many people from the bush come into town during the dry season to try to make some money before they head back to their villages for the planting season. There are many squatter villages and shanytowns both on the outskirts and right in the center...

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  • Bathing and doing laundry in the Niger...

    Niamey Local Customs

    All along the banks of the Niger, you will see people doing laundry, especially in Niamey. The River is also used for bathing, not so much within the city, but in the country it is common to see.

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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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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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Timia

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  • 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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Namaro

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    Ferry across the Niger

    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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