Country Nr 18 – Niger – strolling along the river Niger

Country 18/196: Niger
Destination: Niamey

Our stay in Niamey was short but sweet. The capital of Niger is powered by the Niger river, which is also an endless source of beauty. There are people farming by the river, fishing, selling pumpkins, washing clothes, bathing, or simply having fun. 🙂 The rest of the city is remarkable as well. It offers amazing works of art, countless colorful markets, great food, and lots of wonderful sights. ♥

Thanks a million, Niger!!! It was our greatest pleasure! 😉

Environmental issues

In the Niger, frequent oil spills that keep degrading its biodiversity and rich mangrove system, yet the corrupt government doesn’t seem to care. Oil spills are wiping out large areas of vegetation, destroying crops, harming fish, and contaminating groundwater. Other environmental issues include burning of brush and grass to prepare for the planting of crops, overgrazing, soil erosion, and desertification. Deforestation caused by tree cutting for fuel and construction is also a major concern. Several animal species (such as elephants, hippopotamuses, giraffes, and lions) are threatened by poaching, illegal hunting, and habitat destruction.

Found lots of LOVE in Niger. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♡♡♡

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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