Blankets, leather goods, ornate gourds, silver jewellery, swords and knives. A good selection of local items can be found at the Center des Métiers d’Art de Niger near the National Museum. Acting politely is common. Shop opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 16.00-19.00, Sat 08.00-12.00.
Niamey has several nightclubs with music and dancing and three outdoor cinemas.
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Local fish, meat and vegetables are used to prepare European, Asian and African dishes. The selection of imported drinks is good. However, due to the drought, there may be shortages of local food supplies. In larger cities you can find some good restaurants and hotel restaurants. Alcoholic beverages are not available everywhere.
80% Islam, 20% animists and Christian minorities.
Social Rules of Conduct
Casual dress is accepted everywhere. Women should not wear short skirts. Traditional beliefs and Islamic customs should be respected. Photography: Filming is only allowed with permission from the police; Tour operators and tourist offices are happy to help with obtaining permits. Films are expensive, developing in the country is not recommended. People should not be photographed without first asking permission. Photographing military installations, airfields and administrative buildings (including the Presidential Palace) is prohibited. Tipping: 10% is almost always expected. Most hotels charge a 10-15% service charge.
Best travel time
The summers are very hot. Dry season is from October to May. Lots of rain and muggy in July and August. Best time to travel: early November to early March.
Area (sq km)
24,206,644 (Source: homosociety)
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