Customs in Niger
The Customs department in Niger reserves the right to search any package that is trying to gain access into their country. They typically do not search all the parcels, but the larger and more valued the shipment, the more likely it is that is will be searched. This process is pretty routine and you should not experience heavy delays assuming you have the appropriate paperwork filled out ahead of time for your shipment. If you are missing paperwork, this will cause a delay until you rectify the situation.
Who ships to Niger?
Morgan Shipping, Shippong International and Shipping Worldwide all do a fair amount of shipping to Niger. Ameri Cargo and MSC are also big names in shipping in that region and will be able to assist you with anything you need shipped there. You can always ship smaller goods via FedEx or UPS as well.
Shipping destinations in Niger
Being a land locked country, you can still ship to Niger via ocean cargo freight liners but they would naturally have to go to a port in a neighboring country and then be transported via road freight liners the rest of the way. The major cities in the Republic of Niger, such as Niamey, will have delivery services throughout. The more rural areas will generally not have these services. If your recipient does not have delivery services then they can still get a parcel shipped to them, but will need either a courier service to be hired to take it to them, or they will have to go to that closest major city to pick up their parcel. It is best to check with your shipping company for their deliveries areas within Niger and what their policies are for other areas so that you and your recipient will be on the same page before you ship.