"Crossing the border from Benin to Niger" Zinder Transportation Tip by Bonobo2005

Zinder Transportation: 6 reviews and 6 photos

  Buy a cheap Visa Entente for 5 countries!
by Bonobo2005

Just north of Malanville flows the impressively huge brown coloured Niger River, that forms the border between the three countries of Niger, Benin and Nigeria.

I arrived at the border settlement of Malanville by shared taxi, which took 4 hours from Parakou (cost about EUR 5).

Sitting on the back of a Yamaha motorbike taxi I continued from the lorry park to the impressive bridge, where formalities were settled fast and without hassles. I was happy to see that the rather new Visa Entente, a cheap single entry visa valid for 5 countries (Togo, Benin, Cote Ivoire, Niger and Burkina), was recognised easily.

From the border post we drove for 20 more minutes to the first settlement in Niger called Gaya.

Total price for the moto taxi Malanville - Gaya, incl. waiting time for formalities CFA 800 = ca. EUR 1,25

Mode: TO
Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 2, 2003
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