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Air Mountains, Agadez Region

#4 of 6 in Parks in Niger
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Learn about the cultural and historical significance of Air Mountains, a 1,800 m (5,900 ft) tall triangular massif which stands out against the sand of the Sahara. The site is well-known because it showcases numerous examples of rock art dating back to 6,000 years BCE depicting animals, and scenes from fights, as well as a famous 5 m (16 ft) tall drawing of a giraffe. Due to the difference in altitude and surface, the mountains support some mammals, as well as numerous subtypes of Acacia trees. Go hiking to see small, freshwater springs and ancient lava formations. The mountains are also home to several villages of Tuareg people live, as well as an old French military fort. Using our online itinerary creator, Agadez Region attractions like Air Mountains can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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