Tunisia Tourist Information

Tunisia Holiday Guide

Tunisia in Africa is bordered by Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean its population is roughly 10 million. Tunisia is fringed by the Atlas Mountains has the Sahara desert and more than 800 miles of coastline. Tunisia became independent of France in 1956 and a republic in 1957 and has since seen a revolution that culminated in its President leaving in 2011.

Having been part of many civilisations throughout its history, Tunisia has been left with some magnificent reminders of its previous lives. Arab Muslims built fantastic mosques which are still standing including the Great Mosque of Kairouan, the oldest in the western Islamic world. The Al-Zaytuna Mosque is the oldest in Tunisia and covers 1.2 acres has 160 columns brought from the ruins of the old city of Carthage and is an important centre of religious learning for Tunisians.

Tunisia Tourist Attractions

Tourism does play its part in Tunisia’s economy along with its oil and gas production, but it also an important producer of olive oil which is cultivated in the Sahel, the coastal plain along Tunisia's eastern Mediterranean coast.

Northern Tunisia offers travellers a rugged side with a long stretch of untouched coastline, the Khroumirie Mountains and beaches with warm soft sand at Raf Raf, Tabarka and Bizerte with its lovely port. The region is also full of ancient Roman sites such as the fortress city of Le Kef.

Southern Tunisia offers tourists the Sahara Desert with its sand dunes popular with quad bike enthusiasts, palm trees, beautiful sunsets and camel rides and Bedouin tent camping holidays. The central part of Tunisia is dominated by the Saharan Atlas mountain ranges dense Aleppo pine forest, the oases of Gafsa, and the flat-topped mountain Jugurtha’s Table.