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Cheap flights from Niger

Brief Introduction to the Country

The Republic of Niger, or loosely Niger, is a landlocked country in 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 kilometres of land in its control, and is one of the biggest nations in the continent. It is occupied greatly by the Sahara Desert, which takes up some 80% of its land area, making the country highly dry and arid. It's capital city, Niamey, is the country's largest city and is the cultural and economic centre. The country is predominantly Islam, with 17,138,707 inhabitants registered as Islamic.

Where to go

Domestic (for Airports, within the same country)

Domestically, travellers may enjoy the beauty that is Niger through the richness of its wildlife and the abundance of its natural parks. The north of the country has sturdy and beautiful mountain ranges, along with a handful of wild animals distinct to the African continent. It is home to West Africa's last remaining wild giraffe herd, as well as a few species of elephants. Places which travellers may also visit include the Air Mountains, the W National Park, the Abaaba National Park and the Air and Tenere National Nature Reserve. Aside from these parks, travellers may 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 travelling 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 even if they won't eat any.

If up for some shopping, travellers may take home souvenirs that are crafted intricately by Nigerian artisans.  Imprinted leather boxes of various sizes, leather goods, silver jewellery, colourful hand-woven wedding blankets, straw mats, and fabric which is of superb quality are just some of these items. They can be found in the traditional bazaars in the city centres, or through trading centres such as Agadez and Zinder.

Short Haul (6 hours or less from the origin)

Travellers will delight on Niger's various route offerings when planning on travelling to short haul destinations. Out of the four main airports of Niger, the Diori Hamani International Airport is the best place to be, as this airport has flights going to various countries in Africa, as well as to France in Europe. See Cote d'Ivoire, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Senegal, Morocco, even Turkey, through this airport and its various airline services.

Long Haul (more than 6 hours flight time from the origin)

Sadly, there are no long haul flights available from any of the airports in Niger as of the moment. Travellers, however, can check out flights from other international airports within Africa by flying out of Niger to these centres then catching scheduled services from these countries. Note that Niger and the rest of Africa has brittle connections to each other, with some even bordering on going to war, so always be careful.

How to get out

To get out of Niger, the Diori Hamani International Airport is the best bet. The airport is the major highway linking Niamey (capital of Niger) with the east of the nation as well as other countries within Africa, Asia, and Europe. Airlines that travel the destination include Air Cote d'Ivoire, Air Algerie, Air Burkina, Air France, and many others.

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