Completely landlocked in the west of Africa, and north of Nigeria, the country of Niger is largely covered by the Saharan desert. This means the climate is decidedly hot and dry. Best time to visit is from December to February, when temperatures are relatively low. From March onward temperatures rise well over 40 degrees centigrade!
Highest mountain is Mont Idoukal-n-Taghes (2022 m), part of the dark granite Aïr Massif in the north of the country. Guided trekking and hiking with guide and camels is possible here, and also in the Ténéré Desert and Termit Massif further east.
Located in the far southwest of Niger is the "W" Transborder Park, named after a W-shaped meander in the Niger River. Niger shares the park with Burkina Faso and Benin. Guided walking safari's are offered from most accomodations in the park.
- Mali at 1:2,000,000 from Gizi Map with excellent presentation of the country’s topography, an enlargement for the Dogon Plateau, street plans of Bamako and Timbuktu, all showing places of interest, plus an extensive index.Topography is shown by altitude colouring with spot heights and plenty of names of mountain ranges and other geographical... Read more
- Mali Wall Map
- Mali Wall Map at 1:2,000,000 from Gizi Map, size 95.5 x 88cm ( 38” x 35” approx,) with excellent presentation of the country’s topography, plus an enlargement for the Dogon Plateau and street plans of Bamako and Timbuktu, all showing places of interest.Topography is shown by altitude colouring with spot heights and plenty of names of mountain... Read more
- General map with bold relief shading and bright colours indicating various types of terrain and vegetation. Road information includes seasonal routes and petrol stations. The map shows local aerodromes, hospitals and medical centres, various accommodation facilities, etc. A full place name index is included along with an administrative map of... Read more