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Saharan Tunisia is the southern and western area of Tunisia which consists mostly of desert.


Map of Saharan Tunisia
Sidi Mahrez Mosque in Tunis
  • 1 Douz (دوز‎ , Dūz)
  • 2 Nefta – Tunisia's centre of Sufism with many desert villages nearby
  • 3 Gafsa Gafsa on Wikipedia – largest inland city in this part of the country
  • 4 Tataouine (تطاوين‎ ; Berber: Tiṭṭawin) – Lent its name to Luke Skywalker's home planet in Star Wars. Several of the locations are popular destinations.
  • 5 Tozeur (توزر‎ , Tozir; Berber: ⵜⵓⵣⴻⵔ , Tuzer) – gateway to several Saharan oasis villages

Other destinations

  • 1 Jebil National Park – a large Saharan National Park with impressive dunes and rock formations
  • 2 Métlaoui (متلوي‎ , Mitlawī) — get aboard the restored Red Lizard vintage train snaking through scenic gorges and hills
  • 3 Sufetula (سبيطلة‎ , Sbaytlā) — a fairly well preserved Roman town
  • 4 Haïdra − the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Ammaedara
  • 5 Ksar Ghilane
  • 6 Chott el Djerid – the largest salt lake of Sahara, varies in size depending on season.



The region consists of the governorates Gafsa, Kairouan, Kasserine, Kebili, Kef, Tataouine and Tozeur.

Get in


By plane

  • 1 Gafsa Ksar International Airport (Aéroport international de Gafsa-Ksar GAF  IATA). Gafsa – Ksar International Airport (Q2876067) on Wikidata Gafsa – Ksar International Airport on Wikipedia
  • Tozeur-Nefta, Tozeur–Nefta International Airport Aéroport International de Tozeur–Nefta TOE IATA

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