Staying in only one place can only ever give you a limited view into the broader rhythms and life-ways of a region. So allow time to delve into Niger's attractions.
Niger offers travelers some wonderful mosques and other holy sites, perfect places to get a feel for Niamey's soul.
Why don't you spend some time with locals keen to share their passion and knowledge and sign on for a specialised tour? Wildlife spotting tours, wildlife safaris and guided nature walks are popular in this area.
Trying out the food eaten in a region is often about more than just filling your stomach. It offers a way of understanding a region's personality. All-time favorite meals include brochettes (kebabs) and oji and dawa (millet and guinea-corn porridge), but naturally there are many more interesting dishes for foodies.
Truly connect with the locals in Niger, by employing a few every-day French sentences. "Je viens de..." is the French way to say "I come from..." Or try "Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez ?" (What's your name?).
When it's time to leave, bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the local characters you have met and the spots you've been.