Named after its neighbouring river, this Western African nation is a dramatic landscape of desert and dunes. The northern region is where the country merges with the Sahara and showcases some of its most beautiful scenery. The Aïr Mountains rise steeply from the desert and house deep valleys, hot springs and ancient rock carvings. In the same region is the Ténéré region, which is well known for being a hotspot for dinosaur remains and abandoned medieval settlements. The capital Niamey is situated along the banks of the Niger River and features a core of cultural sights. The national museum, Grande Mosquée and Grande Marché can all be found here and offer a great insight into local heritage and history. Niamey offers a choice of hotels, ranging from three to five-star.
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