Niger River Odyssey to W National Park and Tapoa 5 Day

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  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: ntt-en-niamey-5
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This Tour is a great combination of the 2 best attractions in the area of Niamey, the Niger River and W National Park. We pull all the stops to make this an excellent ride and safari, and you enjoy our own company boats with comfortable, covered seats and canopies, in the company of our guides and cooks. A phenomenally popular ride with the embassies and expats, this has become the most classic itinerary for short term travelers in Niger.

Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival and Welcome

Arrival at Niamey in the evening ; transfer and hosting at the hotel.

Day 2: Navigation on Niger River

After breakfast, departing on the majestic Niger river towards National W Park aboard our motorized boats. Picnic lunch. Going downriver in a motorized dugout canoe, you will explore bird islands, stop at small villages to enjoy their lively and colorful markets and watch zebus cross the river with their herdsmen swimming in their wake. Departure from Niamey, upriver from Kennedy Bridge. Going downriver, we greet fishermen in their small canoes, go ashore in small villages. Nights are spent outside, on islands filled with migratory birds, amidst typical savanna vegetation. Unforgettable hours under clear, starry skies follow the evening meal, always based on fish bought by the cook directly from fishermen nearby and barbecued on the campfire. Dinner and traditional dance. Spend the night in Bivouac at the Island of Touagan Bauche

Day 3: Touagan Bauche & Djémé market

Breakfast, a trek of 2 kilometers around the island and visit of the village; then, board our pinnace to explore the village of Touagan Bauche. Down the river up to Djeme and its fabulous market on the river, its yellow, brown, ocher cliffs, and also its sand dune all the way to the gate of the W Park. Dinner and overnight camping.

Day 4: Safari W Park

The rest of the trip will be spent discovering the rich fauna and splendid landscape of the Réserve du W.. Breakfast, boarding on 4x4 and it’s the beginning of the animal safari to discover rich and diverse wildlife in the company of rangers. Picnic lunch; dinner and spend the night at savanna lodge:

SAVANA LODGE

The Savana Lodge offers a unique and authentic experience of the African savannah as a tourist destination to watch wild animals.

It is built on the banks of the Mekrou River, a tributary of the Niger in the middle of Park W. It offers comfortable bungalows, a restaurant - bar equipped and a BBQ area. The solar energy used in the lodge for perfect harmony with nature.                                                     

EXTENDED STAYS AND EXCURSIONS

SAVANA LODGE also offers excursions and stays by choice. The fishing and photograph safari on day 4 and 5 are free and included, however you may choose to extend your stay and add activities either ahead of time or on the spot.

PICTURE SAFARI

Discover PARK W accompanied by a Ranger who will take you for a day of patrol , you learn to recognize animals, the track ... Special Certificate is given to the children at the end of safari.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SAFARI

The area of the park and the river Mekrou in particular, contain a large number of archaeological sites, including the oldest, characterized by carved stone tools, from Age ( -200,000 years). Discover numerous metallurgical sites that show an ancient tradition of iron production.

SAFARI SPORT FISHING

River of Mekrou Fresh is very rich in fish of several species, including the legendary Captain frish of water and catfish. Come and enjoy your stay of fishing in the Lodge .

Day 5: Sailing the Niger River

Breakfast Safari fishing and pictures, Back to Niamey.

Includes Above days of transport, all breakfasts and some dinners, permits, entrance fees, taxes, vehicle, and accommodation in safari-style lodges, villages, and tourist hotels (where applicable). Alcoholic drinks are extra.