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Introducing Niamey

On the Niger River’s lush shores and home to culinary delights unparalleled elsewhere in Niger, Niamey refreshes those arriving from the Sahel’s wilds. Conversely, it can be a desperate place with summer dust never settling and the pain of the world’s poorest country on show.

Dive into markets, peruse the museum, take a pirogue along the river or simply enjoy a sunset riverside drink as silhouettes of loping, laden camels cross Kennedy Bridge.