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Most people associate Niger with poverty and drought. This first English-language guide looks beyond the negative to the countless good things the country has to offer. It reveals a land of ochre plains peppered with precious green zones and flourishing wetlands, a land where the rocky massifs of the Aïr Mountains meet the undulating sand dunes of the Ténéré, a land of striking beauty and welcoming people. Hire a pirogue and go in search of hippo on the River Niger, join a salt caravan and cross the desert, or explore picturesque villages and bustling towns. With this guidebook, you can ditch your preconceptions and discover the real Niger with confidence. *"W" National Park and natural history*Desert trips and river cruises*Fascinating archaeology and architecture*Colorful festivals and culture*Where to stay, what to see, and how to get there
About the Author
Dutch-born Jolijn Geels has frequently traveled to Africa as a backpacker, tour leader, and travel writer. After months of research for this guide she has decided to go back and live in Niger to work with the people. She previously contributed to Madagascar and updated Mali: The Bradt Travel Guide.
Table of Contents(1) Background Information (2) Practical Information (3) Niamey (4) Tillabéri (5) Dosso (6) Tahoua (7) Agadez (8) Maradi (9) Zinder (10) Diffa (11) Language (12) Further Information