Niger, facts and travel tips

Niger is a nation of stories. Much of its history is drawn from the independent histories of its many different ethnic groups. Together, they have come to live in a single state that is the largest nation in western Africa.

Much of the country is rural, filled with desert plains and sand dunes, though the southeast has a stunning rolling savannah to explore.

The climate and heat of Niger can make it be a challenging destination for some, but there are some amazing opportunities to be found. The town of Ayorou is just one example. It is a riverside community with a colorful Sunday market that cannot be missed. From Ayorou, you can also schedule a pirougue tour to see hippos.

A visit to W National Park should also be on the agenda. It is a trans-border park, shared with Benin and Burkina Faso, where you can find elephants taking a bath and numerous other forms of local wildlife. Baboons, cheetahs, buffalo, and warthogs are commonly seen in the park. More than 350 different species of birds have been documented as well.

The last herd of giraffes in West Africa can only be seen via Koure. Local transport must be arranged for the driving safari and there may be a lengthy hike involved, but seeing the giraffes in the wild is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Niger offers a beauty and charm all its own. You will find an amazing adventure waiting for you here, which makes it a worthy holiday destination at any time of the year.

Travel and vacation in Niger

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Niger. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Niger. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.

National Holidays

When are national holidays and no work days ?

See the list with the national holidays in the country.

DateEnglish
January 1New Year's Day
April 24Concord Day
May 1Labour Day
August 3Nigerien Independence Day
December 18Nigerien Republic Day
December 25Christmas Day
VariableEid al Adha
VariableMuharram
VariableEaster Monday
VariableThe Prophet's Birthday
VariableLaylat al-Qadr
VariableEid al Fitr

Biggest cities

See the list of the biggest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not.

RankCityPop
1Niamey1.302.900
2Zinder256.000
3Maradi206.400
4Tahoua123.000
5Agadez118.200
6Arlit112.400
7Dosso91.400
8Dogondoutchi79.400
9Birni-N'Konni57.000
10Tessaoua43.400

Covid-19 / Coronavirus statistics

Travel restrictions / Travel advice

Any country may restrict travel without notice. For actual updates on travel restrictions see official website at gov.uk

Foreign travel advice

See actual travel advice on official website at gov.uk

Medical travel advice

Official and updated medical travel advice during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak, see WHO official website

Medical recommendations

The actual medical recommendations during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak can be found at WHO official website

Local Covid-19 information

Below you can see the actual Covid-19 situation with statistics.

For actual updates about local restrictions see government website from the link below.

Niger
9,931
Total confirmed cases
Updated on October 5, 2022 2:52 pm
Niger
8,890
Total recovered
Updated on October 5, 2022 2:52 pm
Niger
729
Total active cases
Updated on October 5, 2022 2:52 pm
Niger
312
Total deaths
Updated on October 5, 2022 2:52 pm

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