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Niger - travel agency

I have started talk with guide from Niger about my next year visit in Algeria and Niger. Man name Mohamed from Bienvenue chez
Is it good choice or maybe you can recommend other guides/travel agencies?
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Mohammed Attoubone (aka Balal) is a good adress. Most contacts will be managed by his brother Ibrahim. Beatrice, their contact in Switzerland, is very reliable person too.
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And they have a very good guide: Hamid Salé.
I've travelled with him through Air and Ténéré in 2007 and it was a fantastic tour (but now the security in this area is not so good).
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Thank's Yves and roro. Few days ago Balal told me that Air and Tenere is safe for travel??
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New Travel Agency Niger

Hi Bartoz,

I am at present in contact with Tuareg guide based in the Air Mountains who has just got a license to start his own travel agency (Anakom Voyages). He is young, very experienced and speaks and writes English perfectly well. In his latest e-mails he tells me that most Tuareg leaders are taking part in peace negotiations with the government and that Tuareg guides have a scheduled meeting with the government in the next couple of weeks to discuss what areas in Niger will be open to travellers in the near future. He sounds very positive about being able to travel in Niger soon. If you want his contact details send me a message. Cheers.Alberto
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Thank's Alberto for good info. If you can send any details of this guide I will be in debt.
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There was a peace accord struck between the government and several touareg groups in October. Problem with these peace efforts is that the touaregs are divided and there's noone speaking for them all. One or several groups may still be discontent and try to wreck the peace, as has happened in the past.
But several hundred rebels have returned to Agadez from Libya.
Would be great if the Tenere and the Air could be visited. We would be on our way.

Libya repatriates hundreds of rebels to Niger -radio | Reuters

"Having intially dismissed the rebels as bandits and smugglers, Niger's President Mamadou Tandja earlier this year accepted Libyan help in ending the conflict and has agreed to amnesty all rebels who disarm. Two rebel factions have agreed to disarm while a third, the FFR led by Rhissa Ag Boula, has said it wants to join the peace process but is not yet ready to lay down its weapons."
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Guide contacts

I cant send a PM since I'm new, but I'd love the contacts of this new fellow as well - planning a visit in February

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Great news, Alberto - please share the contacts of this enthusiastic guide with us!

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