Niger is currently off limits for travel as there have been attacks against foreigners and threats of kidnapping. Keep checking for the latest on the travel situation. Once you can travel, you’ll find a land of contrasts, with large deserts in the north and savannahs in the south. The W National Park has the incredibly rare West African lion, and one of the last groups of the North West African cheetah. You might see a variety of wildlife, including buffalo, kob antelopes, and elephants. The Aire and Tenere National Nature Reserve is home to Barbary sheep, gazelles, Addax antelopes and Scimitar-horned oryx. Away from the animals and the beautiful scenery, Niger hosts the Guérewol festival yearly in either Abalak in Tahoua or In'Gall in Agadez Region. The festival is a Wodaabe traditional courtship ritual, where the young men sing and dance to attract young women. You might prefer ‘La Cure Salee’, a yearly Tuareg and Wodaabe festival which lasts for three days, and has camel and horse races, singing, storytelling and dancing.