We start are wandering around Niger in Zinder, a city in Southern Niger 270 km north of Kano. Niger is the largest nation in West Africa in terms of land area, 80% of which is the Sahara desert. The country is landlocked, and shares borders with Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Chad and Libya. After stopping briefly in Zinder, we continue our journey northward for another 446 km (approx.) to Agadez in Central Niger. Agadez has long been a center for trade on the trans-Saharan trade route and is a launching pad for expeditions to the nearby Air Mountains. The city will be our last stop before driving to Mont Bagzane (Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès). Located in the south central Air Mountains, Mont Bagzane is the highest mountain in Niger with an elevation of 2,022 meters. Once we've explored Mont Bagzane (approx. 3 days) we traverse through eastern Niger slowly making our way to the next country, Chad.