Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Located at the crossroads of North Africa and Black Africa, it is bordered by seven border countries and cut in two by a wide Sahelian strip.

Niger has a majestic natural beauty of which more than half of the country is completely desert. The Ténéré desert, one of the most breathtaking in Niger, offers a spectacle of dunes and immense sandy expanses as far as the eye can see dotted with oases enclosed in the Sahara: Bilma, Fachi, Dirkou, Djado, etc. “Desert in the desert,” as the explorers have nicknamed it, keeps numerous prehistoric remains in its immense expanses of sand cave paintings, stone mules or even dinosaur cemetery. Come discover the mythical story of the Ténéré tree, a symbol of survival in the Sahara. Its mountain ranges from the Aïr to the north, exhibit a contrasting landscape of volcanic mountains crossed by the green Koris and Oases where we can discover numerous gardens, palm groves and camps of Tuareg tribes.

Niger is also home to some ancient Sahara commercial centers, such as Agadez and Zinder, which have a distinct mix of Arab / Tuareg and Black African culture. The Hausa architecture of these towns is also worth a visit for travelers.

Like most countries in West Africa, Niger is a mosaic of peoples and it is this mixing of populations that it derives its main wealth. The largest of these groups are the Hausa, followed by the Zarma. There are many other nomadic tribes all over Niger, including the Taureg and the Fulani. Niger also invites you on an authentic journey through its local gastronomy. Do not be surprised if you are invited to taste the famous Targui sheep or their semolina bread baked in the sand. An exquisite culinary discovery to share with your hosts.

 


Why travel to Niger?
Niger is an unknown atypical destination that will delight nature lovers. It is the desert par excellence, that of the mythical Ténéré, to which the Aïr massifs adjoin and the Tuaregs and camels serve as guides.Niger is not limited to the bewitching Sahara, nor to the river that gives its name to the country, nor to the Sahel. Nigeralso has a variety of fauna that can be observed during an escapade to the W National Park. You can see elephants, lions, hippos and even leopards. Niger is an authentic destination where the multicultural richness is harmoniously intertwined with natural beauty.The best time to visit Niger is from December to February, when you will have a hot or very hot temperature and limited rainfall.

Commitment to sustainable tourism
The Nigerien state wishes to institute ecological and utilitarian tourism which would allow the promotion of Nigerien culture and which enhances sites such as the Tal and Termit desert. To do this, it wishes to encourage the populations to discover the wonders of Niger and to strengthen security in all tourist areas with the help of local populations and its partners. Restoring social tranquility first, then organising awareness-raising activities to build external confidence is a real challenge for the country.

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