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In TRAVELER magazine’s September issue, our team of Africa writers engage in six captivating trips—camping in the Sahara, rafting the Zambezi, exploring ape country in Uganda . . . and more. Online we offer our biggest ever Web-exclusive feature, the “Africa Travel Package,” which includes an 18-page trip planner, details on the best wine routes in South Africa, expert-recommended cruises, tips from National Geographic photographers, and TravelWise links guides. Here, we offer the best links for travel information on Niger.


Entering Niger
U.S. State Department
Information on passport services and instructions for obtaining a U.S. passport

Health and Safety
U.S. State Department
Information on health and safety in Niger

Centers for Disease Control
Health information for travelers to West Africa, from the definitive source for travel health information

Getting There
How to view available flights to Nikunau, Niamey, and Agades and book online

Making Telephone Calls
AT&T’s information on Niger’s country code

Determining Time Difference
World Time Zones
A world time zone map with current time information for several countries

Weather and Climate
How to search for current Africa weather conditions


How to Get Around
How to view information on renting a car from Nikunau, Niamey, and Agades and book online
Information on railways, roads, waterways, and airports in Niger

Things to Do

Desert Trek
Tips and reviews from people who have trekked across the Trans Sahara

Descriptions of various towns and cities in Niger—plus, suggested activities

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet’s take on attractions in Niger

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet’s brief guide to events in Niger—plus, information on when to go

Travel Resources

Language Tools
An online lesson in French, Niger’s official language

Map Links
UT Maps
Basic map of Niger, including major cities


News Services
Kakaki—News of Niger from a regional “independent” source

Books’s selection of travel books on Niger

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet’s guide to travel in Niger

Travel Guides

For More Information
Information on people, food, government, the Trans Sahara, and economy
Information on activities, safety, language, and more


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