Niger is known for its beautiful landscape and wildlife. The name of the sovereign state originated from the popular River Niger in West Africa, and it has its lands mostly covered by the Sahara Desert. Here are more of the things that come to mind when Niger is mentioned. Visiting the great Niger Desert can be a fun-filled experience because of the mountains and hills. At sunset, you get to enjoy the beautiful view and glow. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!