The Sahara desert in Tunisia

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Пустыня Сахара, Тунис Sahara Desert, Tunisia

One of the most famous and mysterious places in Tunisia is, without a doubt, the Sahara desert. It takes about 30% of the area of Africa and is the largest on Earth. Besides Tunisia, the territory of such countries as Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Chad, Mali. The name Sahara comes from the Arabic word (sahra), which means "desert."

The vast territory of the Sahara are almost unpopulated, and that little part of the peoples who live here lead a nomadic life and to settle near sources of water and vegetation. Vegetation in the desert is scarce. On the way occasionally there are only a few shrubs and grass in the mountainous areas you can see the olive, the cypress, the acacia, oleander, tamarind, Fig, jujube. As for the fauna, the Sahara is home to only a few dozen species of mammals and birds (antelope, Cheetah, Jackal, hyena, donkey, sheep, jerboa, hare, mongoose, Raven, eagle, grouse, Sparrow). In sandy and rocky areas of the Sahara lurk vipers and cobras.

Separately want to note the one-humped camel, which became the hallmark of a kind of synonym of the Sahara desert.

Changes in temperature in the desert is significant, the night can be freezing, and the day temperature warms up to 40C and above, and on the surface can reach 70C. Frequent wind and sand storms.

Пустыня Сахара, Тунис Sahara Desert, Tunisia

Despite the "cons," Sugar is an amazing place, striking in its unusual beauty. It is not only the solid sand, plains covered with dunes, pits, salt lakes, but the mirages and oases, which are so touching look at the background of the vast sandy expanses. And what is amazing sunsets...

In a word, to feel the exoticism of the Sahara only a visit here. To explore the desert will not work – not a place, but as part of the tour – highly recommended. In addition, the proposed route allows you to explore some more interesting and significant places of Tunisia. Tours are offered in one or two days, the cost of 100 dollars per person. The route looks like this: El JEM - Matmata – Douz - Tozeur (Tozeur or) – Tatooine (city of the "Star wars"), with minor deviations or additions.

As a rule, desert excursions take place either in the afternoon or early in the morning before dawn and includes a camel ride or jeep Safari. By the way, the Berber (or Tuareg), the local inhabitants of those territories, before traveling on camels propose to dress in their national clothes that protect from the bright sun. So experience for yourself the flavor of the East during this trip you will more than. Jeep Safari in the desert is also incredibly exciting.

Пустыня Сахара, Тунис The Tataouine, Tunisia

Besides the camels and jeeps to tourists, offered an interesting and varied programme, visiting the natural, historical and cultural sites of Tunisia, to a certain extent reflects the essence of this country.

In conclusion, I want to note once again that the Sahara desert is a separate world that lives its own life. So intriguing that after her visit have only positive emotions and memories. No wonder they say: "Not by visiting Tunisia in the Sahara, you just opened the door to this country, but not included in it."

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Natalia D. 26 August, 2018
And I went to Tunisia this year for the second time. Last year was on the island of Djerba, this year in Hammamet. Both times very much! If last year enjoyed the beauty of the island, the service and hospitality of the hotel, this time came to Hammamet, budget three. Yes, the hotel is different from the 4 and 5 key but we deliberately chose this hotel. What a wonderful tour, beautiful sea, clean beach. The attitude towards us, Russian is very friendly. All the Tunisians we smile and say how like Russian. I'm surprised reading previous reviews. Do not know can be due to the fact that we were friendly disposed, and therefore to us as the same...the Animators of the hotel was very upset when we left, helped us with our Luggage, took photos for memory, some left their contacts. No one touched, not abused, was not theft. The guests loved it!!! ...
Zlata August 30, 2018
All kind time of day!
Went this year in August.
Liked it very much. Yes, there are disadvantages. But tell me, where doesn't?! If you look for only the negatives, they can gather a whole bunch in any country.
What of the downsides? Garbage. Yes, he's everywhere. But it doesn't smell bad, as some write, it is scattered with plastic bottles, bags, paper. Here, however, and all the disadvantages.
As for the local population. So blame yourself. How You feel about them, and they to You. The backlash has not been canceled. So want to have You warmly and friendly greeted, be nice to them. Tunisians are hospitable, welcoming and friendly. There was not a single case of even evil and look in our direction. So, as the saying goes: "If face is crooked...." Read Krylov. Moreover, quite interesting to talk to. I will say a few greetings in their language, and they simply melt away, ready to help You with everything.
Everywhere you can meet the police, so security don't worry.
What to see in the country? There are a couple of good excursions:
1. Day trips to Carthage, Sidi Bou said, Tunis (the capital);
2. Two days into the Sahara, the Colosseum, Kairouan, an oasis of Chebika, salt marshes.
I recommend very beautiful pictures are obtained, and the information informative.
So, friends, do not look for the negative, that is enough in our hard life in Russia. Rest with pleasure and bring only positive emotions.
Good luck! ...
EdDDgAR August 30, 2018
Stay in principle bad can not be, and to learn something new is also very круто0 ...
Александр20082018 16 September, 2018
Vacationing in Tunisia in August, cockroaches in the room caught 2 times and 2 times on on the doors in the room about ants and aseret I vopsche silent. Lived in a Bungalow Aqua Park Spa 4ka . The Russians really don't like pesnite yourself that you are second grade. Will suit the Germans, the Europeans and automatically you are already standing behind them, and they serve out of turn. Went to Monastir and really quite messy, no wonder so many flies, who eat together from the same plate. In monastire us ran tunisis learn that we are Russian began to tell me how and where to go and where prices are cheaper, adding that Russian tourists 60% and if not they Tunisia would come kirdyk. This is the only Tunisian who was interested in Russian) . Yes, the tour is divided into foreigners and Russians together with the Baltic States. Impressions of the country are not unambiguous. But there is more than just not going. In Russian they understand when you want to. ...
Nadezhda Nikolaevna Sep 18, 2018
Hi all! Vacationing in Tunisia in Hammamet in September this year,the 4 star hotel Mirage.Think the rest will get what he wants.Settled immediately upon arrival without regard to the country,the staff is very friendly,all smiles,tried to talk,I ask how are you,like here or not.Was on 2 day trips in the Sahara.That's impressive.Drove almost throughout Tunisia,was a great guide,learned a lot.About the dirt guide also made explanations-the country is beginning to live again.By the way,yesterday went on the train to Paveletsky station.So on the way we saw so many abandoned debris that Tunisia never dreamed of.Take a look around,we, too, not all smooth and clean.And Tunisia the beautiful sea,the Sahara,with clean hotels and ordinary people,who also earn money in any way they can:sell,clean ,cook in hotels.By the way,the food was tasty and varied.A lot of fruit. ...
greekorn 19 September, 2018
Dear fellow citizens, always you will be treated the way you deserve))) Arrived in Tunisia alone, I went to the Gare de Tunis (railway station), and when I realized that at 8 PM in Sousse I can't go back (though I do not understand why), went on Stasen de luazh (on the bus) where just over 10 dinars very quickly left, got in 2 hours)) Roam on any streets, at any time and many people come to chat, say like Russia, constantly shouting "Russia" "Moscow" Saint-Petersburg" and the like))) Local cops in the amount of 4pcs, standing near his car in the square at night when nobody is around and there is no longer, waving, beckoning, well-chatted with them, laughed and I went to sleep with the road) And when you ambition and eternally disgruntled face something to ask or even appear anywhere and behave with people prinebrezhitelno and like a servant, it certainly would be awful for you, and everywhere))) And I want to say - sit at home or out in the countryside drove on vacation)) ...
Valena 17 October, 2018

Here I agree completely! Golden words! ...
Annarelli 8 August, 2019
Good afternoon.
Tunisia is an interesting country, and strange for our culture. As always there is a lot of positive , there are negative. But for the rest it is not mikroshemka of mold in the room to do, and try to relax, someone like seal on the beach, someone backpack behind and places of interest. There were kids last year in hotel Thapsus mahdija of the hotel is stated as a 3*, I liked everything and the sea and the hotel and catering and excursions planned, I do not like organized tours. This year we're going to the Sahara beach and I hope too it will be perfect. Did not notice the neglect of Russian, if you behave properly, then you will have the same attitude. ...
Swallow 7 December, 2019

There is something in Tunisia children to watch? Type zoos, aquariums, and other prikolyuh? Or purely cultural heritage are for adults? Children are small and tours are obviously not for them. ...
admin 7 December, 2019

Basically as far as I know such entertainment is only within individual complexes, and so separately, do not recall. Of course to take advantage of the on-site hotels, you need to live there, not allowed. ...