Do and don't in Niger

Are you living in Niger? We need you to share your experience of the local customs :)

Is it difficult to adjust to the local customs in Niger?

Could you please share with us a list of the do's and don't's in Niger?


Some suggested don'ts for living in Niger:
1. Don't expect things to change quickly, they won't.
2. Don't comment on the poverty you see in Niger to other Nigeriens.  They will not appreciate your observations, as they know the country is poor.
3. Don't instantly trust the first people who come to your door unannounced and want to befriend you or ask you for help. In general, the best way to find Nigeriens to trust is after you've spent time with them with little being exchanged but conversation and tea.
4. Don't gossip or complain about some Nigeriens to other Nigeriens.  Chances are, they are related.

we're new here oh my!!! a bit difficult to adjust...

There's nothing easy about life in Niger---and I feel that way after living here for 8 years.  What's your biggest challenge right now?

Do u have some contact of Malagasy people living in Niger?

I've met a couple in Zinder, but I don't know their names.

thanks for this! just arriving

Welcome to Niger!  It is good that you're coming in the cool season as that will help your adjustment.