Niger: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2006 - Travel - 262 pages
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This first English-language guide to the Saharan country of Niger spans the densely populated regions of the south--a colorful melting pot of cultures--and the hostile desert landscape of the north--featuring some of the most stunning sand dunes in Africa. Transport options for travelers are a particular feature of the guide--including long-distance connections to neighboring countries, river trips on the River Niger and camel trekking in the Massif de Aïr and Ténéré desert regions, home to the nomadic Tuareg people. As more independent travelers are finding their way to Niger, this guide will focus on both ends of the market: the upmarket traveler looking for background information and the budget traveler with a need to know all the practicalities.

Features include:
>Full range of travel and accommodation options
>Present-day peoples and ethnic groups, including the Hausa, the Peul, and the Tuareg, including vocabulary and phrases
>Niger culture and religion
>Wildlife and ecosystems
  

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Contents

Background Information
3
Practical Information
39
Agadez 157
44
Dosso
123
Tahoua
145
Mountains 177 The fringes of the Air and Tenere 190
190
Maradi
203
Zinder
213
Chapter I0 Diffa
227
Language
239
Index
259
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About the author (2006)

Dutch-born Jolijn Geels has frequently traveled to Africa as a backpacker, tour leader, and travel writer. After months of research for this guide she has decided to go back and live in Niger to work with the people. She previously contributed to Madagascar and updated Mali: The Bradt Travel Guide.

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