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Southwestern Niger is the western and southernmost region of Niger, spanning the Tillabére and Dosso provinces as well as the nation's capital on the Niger River.


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  • 1 Ayorou — an important market town on a picturesque section of the Niger River.
  • 2 Baleyara — a market town home to one of West Africa's largest animal markets.
  • Dosso — at the junction of the roads to Benin and Zinder, this small town has a colorful market and an even more colorful chief's palace.
  • 3 Niamey — the laid back national capital.

Other destinations

  • 1 Koure — home to the last herd of giraffes.
  • 2 W National Park — one of the Sahel's most important nature reserves and a popular tourist destination, straddling the border with Burkina Faso and Benin.



Get in

  • Diori Hamani International Airport (NIM IATA)

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