Niger Travel Guide

Video: Camel Race in Niger
Video: Camel Race in Niger
When Traveler contributing writer Donovan Webster and his son James traveled to Niger late last year for the annual Tuareg Festival, they managed to get prime seats for the festival’s main event: the Camel Races. Of course, those seats were in a Land Cruiser driving along a dusty, bouncy stretch of desert… On the last…
Tuareg Style
Tuareg Style
Author and National Geographic Traveler writer Donovan Webster reports from a recent visit to Niger, where he attended the annual Tuareg Festival. Read his first post here. With a sartorial tradition that stretches back far before people began recording such things, the Tuaregs of North Africa (an arm of the berbers) still dress both for…
With Stone Age Graveyard Discovery in “Green Sahara,” the Age of Exploration Continues
With Stone Age Graveyard Discovery in “Green Sahara,” the Age of Exploration Continues
Paul Sereno knows his way around dirt: the National Geographic explorer-in-residence has unearthed dinosaurs on five continents over the past 20 years. Today, National Geographic announced his latest discovery. While looking for dinosaur bones in Sahara in northern Niger, Sereno’s team stumbled across a Stone Age graveyard dating back to a time when the desert…

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