For now, the travel restrictions on flights to Niamey due to COVID-19 are limited to essential travelling only. The capital, along with some other cities, is exempt from a complete travel ban that has been in place throughout Niger. Even to qualify for essential travelling, you must be a Niger national. Along with the proof of this, candidates will also have to submit a negative RT-PCR report. The test must be carried out 72 hours before submission of the report, and not through the NHS. To avoid any hassle, please keep track of the latest FCDO guidelines or call Travelhouseuk (020 3137 2316) to find more.
Direct flights to Niamey are not available from any airport in the UK. Airlines have yet to initiate operations on direct routes from the United Kingdom to Niamey, as well as other destinations in Niger. But there are several connecting flights available for travellers to choose from. Turkish Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, and Tunisair are some of the leading airlines providing indirect flights to Niamey.
As always, Travelhouseuk is at work promoting the cheapest Business Class flights to Niamey from the UK. We have been selling Business Class before but the deals we are serving this time are meant to boost cost-effective tourism with style. This is also reflected by the list of airlines that provide flight services for this route. Take, for instance, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Air France, and KLM. One cannot go wrong with any choice here. Also, do subscribe to our e-newsletter, which carries more deals and travel news from us.
A return-ticket for Niamey (from London) is priced at 589 GBP if you are booking your trip with TravelHouseUK. The price can be lower or higher depending on the usual factors involved in determining prices; low season vs. high season, last-minute discounts or promo-fares offered by airlines etc. You need to give us a call and talk to one of our travel agents to see where prices stand at the time of your booking. Typically, the figures we quote are a whole lot less than what the airlines put on their official websites. But if the fare we offer is still high, and some other travel agency has quoted you a cheaper one, you can ask us to beat your quote. Our agents will definitely offer a lower price; they are good at it!
Generally, the July-August period is considered to be the low season in Niamey for travelling and sightseeing. Fewer travellers translate to fewer passengers, which will likely prompt airlines to make discount offers and flash sales. In case such or such fare is not readily available, your travel agent will ask you to wait it out. If you are flexible with your dates, waiting a week or two might save you some money. In the meantime, stay in touch with your travel agent as he/she will send you fare alerts once the price goes down. If a last-minute deal is announced, you will be among the first ones to know. If you have not already subscribed to our newsletter, now is the time to do so. Our newsletter includes the latest offer on Niamey flights from the UK and is sent exclusively to our subscribers.
Yes, TravelHouseUK is offering cheap Niamey flights with Turkish Airlines starting at 589 GBP. Turkish Airlines is the leading airline for cheap flights to Niamey from major airports in the UK. Flights depart from the London Gatwick Airport, the Manchester Airport, and the Birmingham Airport. All Turkish Airlines flights are connecting flights via Istanbul. Booking with TravelHouseUK lets you save big on your next flight to Niamey with Turkish Airlines. Call us at 020 3137 2316 for information and booking, or if you want to discuss something with our travel agent first, reach us on social media for that. To keep an eye on exclusive deals from Turkish Airlines, join our newsletter group for updates.
For budget travellers, Travelhouseuk opens a window of opportunity by letting them fly to Niamey now and pay later. Making payment for the flights in monthly instalments is part of our payment plan called Fly Now Pay Later. Travellers can secure flights on deposit, which is a pre-requisite, and fly on the dates of their choosing/availability. Purchase of both Business and Economy Class flights can be made on instalments. Our travel agent will convey the details to you if you send a flight query to us on Facebook or talk directly over the phone (020 3137 2316).
The Diori Hamani International Airport serves the capital city of Niger, Niamey. The distance from centre city Niamey being only 8 kilometres, the airport is easily accessible by a taxi. The airport provides its services to both international and domestic flights to and from Niamey. Its IATA code is NIM.
Taxis are the most common way to travel to the city centre, with them costing more at night and being cheaper in the day time. It is recommended to pre-book or ask your hotel to arrange you one. However, vans known as bush taxis are also available.
The federal capital is decked with numerous official institutions like the national museum of Niger (Musée National Boubou Hama) and the Franco-Nigerian Cultural Center, located in the same park (the Culture Valley). The national museum comprises several themed pavilions, each dedicated to one form or another of Hausa architecture, giving visitors a peek into the past and present of the city. Dinosaur skeletons are also exhibited, which makes it a perfect stop for tourists with families. The Franco-Nigerien Cultural Center houses theatres, a library, and a bar.
Grand Mosque of Niamey:
A gift from Libya, built to commemorate the diplomatic ties between the two Islamic countries, the Grand Mosque stands as the most significant Islamic landmark in the capital. The mosque is notable for its architectural design and finishing, and a huge capacity to accommodate the growing number of attendants.
Oumarou Ganda Cultural Center:
The Oumarou Ganda Cultural Center is the government’s effort for promoting Niger’s cultural education. The centre also serves as a venue for musical nights, with local musicians and rap bands organizing free ‘jamming sessions’ to promote their talent.
The capital city of Niger sits on the banks of the River Niger, where most of the sightseeing opportunities are to be had. Visitors set up tents beside the channel to spend time in relaxation and meditation.
Niamey offers simple comforts for a perfect getaway; start by exploring the flea markets for souvenirs and getting a look around local commerce. The Grande Marche counts as one of the largest markets across West Africa, with packaged goods for import and export, local products like clothing and handicrafts, as well as general-purpose utensils. Markets like the Wadatta Artisinal Market, Petite Marche (fruit market) and Katako Marche (industrial market) are also special in their own ways.