Country name: Niger
Sub-region: West Africa
Presentation text: Niger is located between Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali and Nigeria. 80 % of its territory is taken up by the mysterious Sahara and Sahel. The sunsets are beautiful. Handicraft is one of the greatest assets of the country : copper, bronze, silver are all used for the most amazing masterpieces. Whether the weavers, blacksmiths and leather workers, they are the soul of the African expertise. The capital Niamey is an authentic capital, of human-size and warm. Discoveries await you in the artsy village of Boubon known for its terracotta pottery decorated by hand by women.
Currency: West African CFA franc
Official language: French
Languages spoken: Hausa, Zarma – Songhai, Fulani and Tamasheq are the most spoken traditional languages.
- Mandatory: Yellow fever
- Recommended: Viral hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, Rabies (for « adventurous » trips), Meningitis, Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid A preventive treatment against malaria is recommended
Airlines flying to the destination: Air France, Vols Turkish Airlines, Royal Air Maroc
Quote /proverb As far as our steps carry us, they always bring us back to ourselves