Top things to do

Museum in Niamey

Musée National du Niger

The sprawling Musée National du Niger is one of West Africa's standouts. Numerous themed pavilions, each tipping their hat to Hausa architecture, give visitors a peek into Niger's present and past. The Pablo Toucet …
Italian in Niamey

Le Pilier

Hands down, this is the place for fine Italian fare. Enjoy a plethora of pastas, ranging from various raviolis to lasagne and even gnocchi dripping in gorgonzola. Dine in their air-con equipped lounge, within the vi…
International in Niamey

Le Diamangou

Put aside your fear and grumbling insides to walk the plank out to this established boat restaurant. The views can't be beat, and the lemon chicken and other fare aren't bad either. Like La Flottile, this place isn'…
African in Niamey

La Flottile

The shady garden confines of this friendly restaurant, west of Palais du Congrés, are a perfect place to indulge in some of the Niger River's tastiest fish. The capitaine (Nile perch) is excellent. It's not saf…
Vietnamese in Niamey

Le Dragon d'Or

Slurp delicious Vietnamese pho (a noodle soup with coriander, bean sprouts and beef), sharpen your teeth on frog legs, or work your chopstick magic on tasty stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts and fresh ginger. The …
Market in Niamey

Petit Marché

The Petit Marché is smack-dab in the centre of town and merits a visit. Self-caterers can go crazy, squeezing fruit and veg to their hearts content in this lively market. Remember where your wallet is when you'…
International in Niamey

La Cascade

With friendly service and great Italian, French and Lebanese fare, this restaurant is justifiably popular with expats, travellers and well-to-do locals. We'll let you decide which is cheesier, the delicious pizza or…
Lebanese in Niamey

Byblos

This great Lebanese restaurant, with thatched garden pavilions and open-air ambience, has some of the best tabouleh and hummus in Niger. It's on the pricey side, but its large set meals for two people are decent val…
Cinema in Niamey

American Cultural Center

Your only options for cinematic distraction are the American Cultural Center, which plays more mainstream Hollywood flicks, and the Centre Culturel Franco-Nigérien.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Niamey

Artisans' Centre

At the museum's Artisans' Centre, you can watch the creative process and purchase silver, leather and other items direct from artists.