Off the beaten path: Niger

Niger, one of the hottest, arid countries in the world - the frying pan of the world - has a stunning desert beauty, the last remaining wild giraffe herd, the most remote plane crash memorial, the interesting and unusual mixture of Berber and black African culture, weird leather boxes and other things to see for the ones who like to travel off the beaten path. Although the situation in the country is relatively calm at the moment, you should avoid the less stable regions.

The mausoleum for the loneliest tree of Ténéré

The tree of Ténéré, Niger, was the loneliest tree in the desert, which survived many centuries, serving as a landmark for the caravan routes. Sadly, the tree was destroyed by a drunk driver in…