The Niger River is the principal river of West Africa, extending about 4,180 km. Its drainage basin is 2,117,700 km² in area. Its source is in the Guinea Highlands in south-eastern Guinea.
The name may come from the Berber phrase ger-n-ger meaning “river of rivers“. The modern nations of Nigeria and Niger take their names from the river, marking contesting national claims by colonial powers of the “Upper”, “Lower” and “Middle” Niger River basin during the Scramble for Africa at the end of the 19th century.
River Niger is among the most significant waterways on the African continent. So do not miss out on a relaxing sunset sail in a canoe as you explore this beautiful waterway. Other activities that can be done on this river include fishing trips especially from February to July, as the river has more than 250 different species.
Things to do on a visit Niger River in Niger
Niger River being long, the depth in Niger is pretty shallow and it’s a perfect spot for canoeing for those that love the experience
Fishing from February to July can be spectacular but you must ensure you carry your own equipment as there are limited places to acquire such equipment’s in Niger
With pair of binoculars with a cold beer on your hand, you spot some spectacular birds along the river banks of River Niger.
How to get to the Niger River
Taxis are available on hire from your hotel to head down to the river enjoy the activities but if you book with us everything will be included on the tour package.
Where to stay in Niger River
Niger city has a wide range of accommodation facilities at your choice and some of the recommended ones include hotel Gaweye and Radisson blu hotel and conference center.