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Oasis at Timia

Oasis at Timia

Nigel Crawhall

The Air Mountains are north of Agadez. They are a very impressive natural wonder and absolutely worth a visit. North of the Air mountains start the Tenere desert, and further northeast you can find the Djado Plateau.

The mountain massif covers an area about the size of Switzerland. One of the more surprising aspects of the Mountains is that there is some really interesting flora anf fauna, not just camels.

The highest peaks reach 2000 meters, Mt Bagzane some 150 km north of Agadez is just above that.

Timia

Timia is a small oasis in the middle of the Air Mountains, about a days drive to the East of Agadez. It features a rehabilitated French Foreign Legion fort on the hill top that can provide meals and a place to sleep. The town itself is unspoiled and easy to visit. The Tuareg in Timia are very friendly and very gracious. It's one of the finest places to visit in Niger.

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April 19, 2005 change by giorgio

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