Niamey, capital city of Niger

JFKennedy Bridge Niamey Niger

Niamey lies on the lush shores of the Niger River. The capital is refreshing, and visitors can immerse themselves in the busy markets, take in one of the region's most interesting museums and enjoy relaxing by the riverside.

View of Niamey and Hotel

The huge National Museum of Niger is definitely a standout in West Africa. Visitors can catch a glimpse and the country's past and present in the numerous themed pavilions, each designed in tribute to traditional Hausa architecture. The Pablo Toucet pavilion is one of the most popular. It's large collection of dress from many of the country's diverse ethnic groups makes it easier to identify the groups throughout Niger during your travels. The Boubou Hana pavilion is another favorite, largely because it is home to a 15-meter long Sarcosuchus imperator. The “super Croc” is more than 100 million years old. There are many dinosaur fossils and skeletons of comparable age in the Paleontology and Prehistory pavilion.

Briedge Niamey

Niamey has a large population of people, but a huge number of fruit bats also call the city home. At night, they soar through the sky looking for food. During the day, visitors can see thousands of them sleeping, squeaking and hanging out in the trees that line the West Africa Central Bank complex. Head to the Place de la République at sunset to catch the hive of activity before the bats head out for the night.

JFKennedy Bridge Niamey

The Grande Mosquée is one of the most impressive sights in the city with its bulbous emerald dome and massive minaret. Libyan money financed the entire building, from the ornately carved wooden doors to the grand tiled dome and extravagant pillars. If you linger outside the mosque, a local will surely approach you to offer a short tour. Take the offer, then head to the top of the minaret for one of the best views of the city. You will have to climb 171 steps to reach the top, but the view is worth every one of them.

Niamey street, Niger
The Cathedral de Maorey is also worth a visit. Niger is home to a sizable Christian population, and this is the largest place of worship for them in the country. The cathedral's stunning design is a mix of European and local architecture.

Petit commerce local

In the center of the town is the Petit Marche, a lively market filled to the brim with locals selling fruits, vegetables, handicrafts, textiles and more.

pirogue in Niamey river

One of the most delightful ways to experience the city is on a pirogue trip. Many guides hang around the center of the city offering boat tours, but you can save money by just heading to the banks of the river yourself. Peaceful and a nice break from the city, the boat rides are most lovely at sunset.

street vendors Niamey

While in the city, feast on some traditional West African dishes. There are many street vendors and restaurants serving up the national cuisine, and a great meal can be enjoyed for a very small price. Some of the most common dishes and foods in Niger include rice, mango, cooked yams, goat, fish, fired plantains, palm nut soup, cassava root, jollof rice and efo, a stew made of greens. Spices are used liberally, including saffron, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Laundry in the Niamey river

Niamey Geographical Location

The Niger River runs through Niamey in the southwest corner of Niger.

The population is estimated to be 790,000 in the metropolitan area.

Niamey Language

French is the official language of Niger although there are approximately eight national languages spoken throughout.

Niamey Predominant Religion

  • 80% Muslim
  • 20% Other

The “other” category consists mainly of Christians and those who practice indigenous beliefs.

Niamey Currency

The Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc, sometimes referred to as the CFA Franc or simply “the Franc”, is the official currency of Niger.

Niamey Climate

Niamey is very hot throughout the year with little or no rain between October and April. Although the temperatures during the day can be scorching hot, the nights are often pleasantly cool.

Niamey Main Attractions

  • Grand Marche
  • National Museum of Niger

Other Attraction in Niamey

  • Safari

Additional information, descriptions with © All rights reserved by the author Rute Alle Chandra, official traveller blogger

SCARPE NERO GIARDINI, NUOVA COLLEZIONE hogan outlet2016 2017Scarpe e stivali d’alta qualità quelle di hogan outlet onlineNero Giardini, grazie ai materiali comemoncler outlet la pelle. Poche concessioni ai fronzolimoncler outlet online di troppo, perfettamente rispettato ilmoncler outlet online trend glam british, grazie alle piccolemoncler outlet online applicazioni borchiate in metallo e alla moncler outlet onlinepresenza delle fibbie. Gli stivali hanno moncler outlet onlinegambali di diverse misure, dal tronchettomoncler outlet online al modello che arriva al ginocchio e si moncler outlet onlinepredilige il tacco grosso, alto oppure basso.Blu, grigio, bianco, beige sono i colori canada goose pas cherche predominano in tutte le collezioni dicanada goose pas cher Hogan Uomo scontate, come la Hogan H198 canada goose pas cherrealizzata in camoscio o la Club H262, con crosta effetto vintage. Maxi logo impresso sulle sneakers high-top delle H242 e disegni all’inglese, impunture acanada goose pas cher vista o lisce per la linea Route, dedicata agli business man.Colori tenui, fantasie animalier, pellamicanada goose pas cher pregiati e paillette sono gli elementi che canada goose pas chercaratterizzano la collezione di scarpe Hogan donne destinate alla prossima stagione autunno inverno. Allegra, vivace e perfetta per completare un outfit canada goose outlet italiacasual la linea Interactive offre sneaker in canada goose outlet italiavernice o pelle con effetto lizar, in cui la canada goose outlet italiaH del marchio è impreziosita da paillette ocanada goose outlet italia borchie. Camoscio, colori a contrasto o stampa outlet moncleranimalier invece per le H22 con dettagli in pelle. outlet monclerEffetto pitonato o nero, per le stringate della outlet monclercollezione H259, con suola bianca, ideale per outlet woolrichun look formale. Scopri tutte le offerte Hogan uomo e donna nella nostre vetrine aggiornate.Si tratta di Hogan originali vendute su outlet online sicuri e affidabili dove potrete trovare saldi Hogan prezzi Hogan è un noto marchio italiano, appartenente al outlet woolrichgruppo Tod’s. Nato nel 1986, con il lancio di unaoutlet woolrich linea di scarpe da cricket, delle sneakersoutlet woolrich qualche anno dopo è divenuto famoso per la qualità e il design delle sue calzature. Il segreto del successo di questa azienda, è legato alla sua capacità di interpretare gli stili di vita moderni in modo innovativo, offrendo prodotti che non seguono la moda ma dettano le tendenze.