To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Niger is my 108th country.
West African country, Niger, is one of the poorest countries on the continent, and not high on the tourist circuit. I arrived late in the evening in the capital of Niamey and checked into my walled guest house owned and operated by a French ex-pat.
I spent two hot and dusty days in Niamey. My first afternoon I spent time cruising on the Niger River at sunset, watching life on the river pass by. The next day was a tour of Niamey with a taxi driver, checking out local markets, the grand mosque, and taking in daily life. During my time there, I did not see any other tourists.
Niger – 108th Country