Niamey - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

We enjoyed this post as a couple, there are plenty of things to do and see around the city. There were many families with young children who also seemed to enjoy the Post and the opportunities it afforded to experience a different way of life. - Apr 2020

Good for couples. Not much for singles to do. - Jul 2019

Being single, I think it would be hard to find someone to date outside of work. For couples and families, there really isn't much to do. - Oct 2017

Not a lot to do - definitely better for families. - Oct 2017

Families with teenagers would struggle as teens cannot drive until age 18 and there aren't entertainment options that a teen is used to. Giving birth is not something I would want to experience there (most women return home for deliver) and I was glad not have a small infant who may need care not readily available. Couples would have each other to lean on for acclimation yet singles always find other fun people that share their interests. Isolating oneself would not be advisable as it already felt like living on an island, kind of quarantined, trapped in the capital without regional travel of any interest or safety, so having friendships or family is very important. - Aug 2015

Good for anyone who likes staying home and doesn't care to travel much. - Jul 2013

Subscribe to our newsletter

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More