Niger is an arid, landlocked country of the Sahel with a population of 12 million. It is bordered by Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Chad and Libya. Niger is a former French colony which was granted independence in 1960.
Popular destinations: Niamey, Maradi and Zinder


Southwestern Niger is the western and southernmost region of Niger, spanning the Tillabére and Dosso provinces as well as the nation's capital on the Niger River.
Popular destinations: Niamey, W National Park and Ayorou

Southern Niger is the Sahelian region of Niger along its border with Nigeria.
Popular destinations: Maradi and Zinder

Northern Niger covers Niger's Saharan territory. If visiting in mid-September, just after the rainy …
Popular destinations: Agadez and Air and Ténéré Natural Reserve
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