Niamey Travel Guide
Located on the bank of the Niger River, Niamey the capital city is the administrative and economic centre of Niger and has a population of about 800,000. Growing of Millet, weaving, cement and ceramic goods manufacturing are the economic activities in the city. Niamey used to be an agricultural village of Fulani, Zarma and Maouri people but today, a home of trade that has welcomed traders from Togo, Benin, Nigeria and other parts of the country.
Transportation in Niamey
The roads in Niamey are mostly sandy and taxi rides are the major means of transportation in this city. Expect the blaring of horns and rough driving. Make sure to confirm the taxi fare beforehand to avoid arguments. You can also hire a car at rental places but they can be quite expensive.
Where to stay in Niamey
When it comes to where to stay, there are a variety of hotels in Niamey that provides excellent services to the guests. Both cheap and luxury hotels in Niamey are available for booking on Jumia Travel and depending of the period you might get a discount. Hotel Gaweye is a good hotel in Niamey conveniently located close to Grand Marche and the Grand Mosque.