Niger Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 36%, Niger tends not to be at the top - or middle - of most holiday wishlists. However, if the truth be known, it actually offers one of the most stunningly beautiful desert backdrops in all of Africa. At the top of Niger's "hit list" includes W National Park - a place you may not have heard of, but which is easily the equal of East Africa's much more famous reserves. In contrast to this, you can explore the UNESCO-listed Aïr and Ténéré National Nature Reserve by camel back and witness firsthand some of Africa's most impressive sand dunes and desert fortresses - Agadez and Zinder - seemingly plucked directly from the pages of 1001 Arabian Nights. However, more than anything, Niger can be defined by its festivals, which includes Cure Salee Festival (Festival of the Nomad), and the Gerwool Festival, where desert nomads gather together to mark the end of the rainy season. Niger is rough and ready and more than a little challenging. It may force you leave the "comfort zone" far behind, but then that's what traveling is all about, isn't it?
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Float down the mighty Niger River through W National Park, counting members of the Big 5 along the way. This enormous park that spans across three West African countries is easily the match for any of the more famous big game pa....
|Coordinates:||16 00 N, 8 00 E|
|Main Languages:||French, Hausa, Fulfulde, Gulmancema, Kanuri, Zarma, Tamasheq|
|Currency:||Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF)|
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- Location: Niger