Cheap Flights to Niger

The Republic of Niger, also known in French as Republique Du Niger, is a landlocked country in the region of Western Africa, bordered by the countries of Nigeria and Benin to the South, Burkina Faso and Mali to the West, Algeria and Libya to the North, and Chad to the East. It is the largest nation in West Africa, with 1,270,000 square kilometers of land under its wing. It is also highly arid, considering that 80% of the land is covered by the great Sahara desert. Its capital city, Niamey, is the country's largest city and is the cultural and economic center. The country is predominantly Islam, with 17,138,707 inhabitants registered as Islamic.

Niger is a developing country and its economy is deeply rooted on its stable uranium production and export of raw materials and agricultural products.

Niger, although war-torn, has stunning natural beauty and can captivate tourists whose interest are on the wildlife. The north of the country has sturdy and beautiful mountain ranges, along with a handful of wild animals distinct to the African continent. West Africa's last remaining wild giraffe herd lives in Niger, as well as elephants. If up for some shopping, Nigerien artisan specialties that travelers may take home as souvenirs are intricately imprinted leather boxes of various sizes, leather goods, silver jewelry, colorful hand-woven wedding blankets, straw mats, and fabric which is of superb quality. These can be found in the traditional bazaars in the city centers, or through trading centers such as Agadez and Zinder. Lastly, to complete the experience, tour on a boat along the Niger River, one of the famous icons of the country. Tourists are advised to drink lots of water before traveling because of the extreme heat. Eating and/or drinking on the streets are considered obscene, and if sitting on the table, it is advised to share food with others, or simply offer some of it to them.

How to get around within Niger

The main mode of public transportation in Niger is buses, recently set up by the Nigerien government. Buses travel on the main roads as well as in select minor routes in the country. As precautionary measure, the buses traveling at night has an on-board soldier to prevent any untoward incident and to keep travelers safe during the drive. Traveling by 4x4 car is possible and can be exciting because of the dunes.

How to get there

If interested in traveling to Niger, travelers are expected to respect the culture and the way of living of the Nigeriens. The locals can be very sensitive, even to the point that before taking pictures, travelers and visitors are advised to ask first if it is allowed. It is also expected that travelers practice extreme precaution when venturing to the country as it is very dangerous – being in the center of a landlocked disputed nation and borders. If not entirely sure of the trip, think it over and look for other countries to visit in the region as an alternative. If pushing for it, tickets for direct flights and flights with connections can be booked through Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online source of the cheapest flights with over 600 airlines to choose from.  

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