Niger

NIGER TRAVEL GUIDE

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Niger, is a landlocked country, two-thirds of which lies in the Sahara desert belt making large chunks of the country inhospitable and uninhabitable. The terrain is unusual, to say the least, composed of black volcanic mountains, lonely expanses of sandy desert interrupted by the occasional palm-fringed oasis, surprising cascades of waterfalls and settlements presenting a sharp contrast of urban landscapes of wide leafy avenues and modern architecture to the chilling beauty of the unrelentingly barren desert.

 

The people fit into the landscape – they are tall and handsome nomads from desert tribes, proud and strong, skilled craftsmen and artisans who live by the harsh rules of a hard lifestyle.

 

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NIGER QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Niamey
  • Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)
  • Area: 1.267 million km2
  • Population: 22,44 million (2018)
  • Language: French (official), Hausa, Djerma
  • Religion: Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christian
  • Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)
 

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NIGER PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 24 April, Concord Day
  • 1 May, Labor Day
  • 3 August, Independence Day
  • 18 December, Republic Day
  • 25 December, Christmas Day

Also, Easter Monday and the moveable Islamic holidays of Al Hijrah, Maulid an-Nabi, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

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NIGER WEATHER SYNOPSIS

As part of the West Africa Sahel region, Niger has a hot climate characterised by very high temperatures year-round; a long, intense dry season from October–May; and a brief, irregular rainy season linked to the West African monsoon. Mean temperatures range 21.9°–36.4°C, with substantially cooler temperatures in the mountainous regions. Mean annual rainfall varies from year to year, but generally is lower in the north (100–200 mm) than in the south (500–600 mm) and is limited to the summer months of June–September. The length of the rainy season ranges from one to two months in the north and four to five months in the south.

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HEALTH RISKS IN NIGER

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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