Think of the Caribbean and inevitably evoke stereotypical images of white sand beaches and tropical drinks with little umbrellas. It’s a nice thought, but we’re here to tell you that the islands offer much more.
The contradictions that is pressed upon arrival. With a history built on piracy and identity of sugar, slavery and colonial rebellion, the islands support a vibrant mix of cultures. There are cricketers and dreadlocks, the Cuban rebels and lobster. The shifting sands on the beaches come in shades impossible protected, from white sugar and brown salmon pink to brown and black coal. While some islands shine just above sea level, others stand out as green icebergs.
It is an archipelago closely linked to the sea and you’ll fall under his spell at the time to taste the salt on the skin. You will always remember seeing the first float of sea turtles and the feeling of a smile with a snorkel in your mouth. You’ll climb the highest peaks forests redefine the ‘green’, the word where tropical birds flutter in the flashes of color and fill the air with a symphony of whistles and song. You’ll dance to the rhythms of reggae, salsa and strain. You will eat fresh seafood and spicy dishes, and spend lazy afternoons in hammocks. And yes, it’s likely a drink decorated with little umbrellas while watching the sunset from a beautiful white sand beach
With the desert boasting some of the most beautiful sand dunes of the Sahara, hard splendor Mountain Air and Tenere desert is one of the most spectacular views of West Africa, and intriguing, the ancient trade route trans-cities of Agadez Zinder and being home to magnificent labyrinth of local adobe architecture and fascinating, the international appeal of Niger as a destination is undeniable.
Odd, then, that friends often ask ‘Why Niger future travelers?’. Click on Niger problems with localized food shortages dominate the headlines, and paint the entire nation to light the poor themselves. Some press reports would have you believe that locusts and drought periodically destroy the food supply from Niger. Niger is undoubtedly one of the world’s poorest countries, but taking the tourist dollars elsewhere only exacerbates the problem.
The lucky to make the visit will witness the permanent physical beauty and comply with a vibrant mix of people, some of the most stoic and resilient citizens of the planet. Whether getting into taxis Bush with local and travel between the peoples of color, slip into a 4WD and tackle the Ténéré or canter in the air aboard a camel, you will never forget your stay in Niger.