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Niamey

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Museums · Flea Markets · Sacred & Religious Sites
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River. Observe the history of this African capital through several museums, displaying the timeline of the country, its architecture, and arts. Several cultural centers welcome foreigners, and locals mingle with visitors to create a genuinely hospitable experience. Mosques and minarets tower above the city, and, as long as you dress conservatively on its streets, a trip to Niamey yields many memorable encounters. Take a look at our Niger vacation builder app to refine the details of your trip to Niamey.
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Popular things to do in Niamey

Niamey Grand Mosque ©
Religious Site
Niamey Grand Mosque
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
Grand Marche ©
Flea Market
Grand Marche
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Duration: 2 hours
Ferme Youyou
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Ferme Youyou
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Koure Giraffe Reserve ©
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Koure Giraffe Reserve Koure
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Koure Reserve ©
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Koure Reserve Koure
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Where to stay in Niamey

Niamey provides several accommodations, from budget-friendly to luxurious four-star hotels. Economical dorms suit shoestring travelers, and private rooms with air-conditioning cater to those who desire privacy. Seek hostels with mosquito nets during the rainy season. Hotels with pools lie scattered across the city, offering professional service and restaurants with local specialties. Another option: rent a traditional thatched-roof cottage, where gardens and a rustic atmosphere add to your experience.
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