From your west African safaris comes a holiday to Niger, Niger is a small country that gains its name from the river Niger that streams in this beautiful county. It is bordered by Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali t the west, Chad to the east, Algeria and Liberia to the north.
Why Visit Niger
As one of the poorest countries in Africa, you have every reason to leave your tourist dollars in this amazing land; the Sahara desert expends in the north with beautiful undulating sand dunes, Tenere desert makes is spectacular for the west, rising to form the Air mountains often hiked on camels.
The W national park shared with Benin and Burkina Faso is its sole National park, UNESCO world heritage site for aardvark, elephants, lions, hippos, leopards, warthogs and more birds. You can visit in September to May when the dry season comes, the wet period runs from June to August.
Agadez is a historical city you can not miss. Zinder lies in unexplainable beauty of local mud houses, beautifully built in a maze for the Birni Quartier and Hausa people. Niamey is the capital city, the largest in Niger located on the river banks with several attractions such as the grand mosque
Flights to Niger
Niamey International Airport (NMI) is the main airport for Niger traffic, handling both international and regional flights. Air carriers to Niamey include Air France with flights from Paris to Niamey, South African airways, Lufthansa, Turkish airlines, Air Madagascar, BMI, Delta Airlines with flights from Boston MA to Niamey, Iberia fro regional flights to Nigeria, Benin, Togo and other surrounding countries and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
There are few direct flights to Niamey Niger however most airlines have one stop or two stop flights in Lagos, Johhannesburg South Africa and other African Airports. You can get cheap flights to Niamey, discount airfares and tickets from Niger tour and safari operators or from travel websites with flights to Niamey Nigeria.