Visit Zinder City Niger

Visit Zinder City Niger

Zinder is mistakenly believed to be the capital of Niger however this city served as a capital to the country until 1927 when the capital was transferred to Niamey the present-day capital. Zinder offers various tourist attractions such as the unique mud-brick constructed sultan’s Palace which is significant to these Sahel region traditions, a large market where you will be able to see both Niger’s mercantile history as well as the modern-day trade. Unique about this part of Africa is that today the tradition of bartering items as a form of trade is still being practiced and this is one of the best places to have a personal experience of it while in Africa.

Things to do in the Zinder city Niger

Visit the Unique mud-brick constructed sultan’s Palace

Skirting the edge of the Empty Quarter, sheer cliffs of sandstone and limestone rise 1,000 feet above the valley floor of Yemen’s Wadi Hadhramaut, flanking a series of settlements that lie along an ancient road. Three of these cities—Shibam, Seyoun, and Tarim—are renown throughout the Arab world for their exotic and sophisticated architecture, executed entirely of mud brick. In antiquity, the Hadhramaut Valley, 100 miles inland from the Indian Ocean, served as an important thoroughfare for the spice route, which stretched from Arabia to Europe. To this day, land in the valley floor is used for cultivation; settlements are constructed high on the escarpments. In addition to providing a modicum of Defense—until recently, tribal warfare was prevalent in the valley—the structures are protected from flash floods, which race through the valley during the fall monsoon season. Built atop an ancient tell, the walled city of Shibam has been called the “Manhattan of the desert” because of its densely packed mud-brick tower houses, some ten stories high. Though Shibam is rich in history, the town we see today dates primarily to the early sixteenth century. A UNESCO World Heritage City, Shibam is the best known of the mud-brick cities. The city of Seyoun, the regional capital of the Valley, is dominated by the Kathiri sultan’s palace, an enormous, seven-story edifice, quite possibly the largest mud-brick building in the world.

Visit markets in Zinder city Niger

Zinder lies in the center of an important peanut- (groundnut-) producing region and is a major processing center and market, with a peanut-processing mill, a millet-flour mill, a tannery, and a thermoelectric-power plant.

How to get to Zinder city

By road the drive from the main city very far by you can fly direct to Zinder from anywhere in Africa and the rest of the world or you can fly from the main capital Niamey to Zinder city.

Where to stay in Zinder city

There are several options of accommodation ranging from budget to luxury and some of the best places to stay in Zinder include Gamzaki de Zinder hotel, Hotel general, and Hotel de Ville

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