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Sailing over Niger river it's not easy. You sail with a long wood pushing in the depth of the river, that is not too much depth. I have tried two times to sail the pyrogue, and I can say that it seams easy,...but it's not easy to go in the direction that you wants to go. Our guide makes this with a naturally face expression, and always with an smile in his mouth. - It's easy - he said - you have only to push in the good direction - I can hear him yet, and hear him laughting watching me try to sail the pyrogue.
Also I have to say that is hard to sail, and they have to be feet. Then,...usually when you deal the trip you deal hard,...you wants to have a good price,...At the first time I thought that it was expensive, but after all this sail over Niger river I think that it was too cheap,...if you go there, think about it,...it's a great trip to sail in these waters, something that you will not forget,...if your pocket can pay a little more, do it. You will help this people to have a healthy and more confortable life. It's up to you.

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