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Things to do in Faouar

Best attractions to visit in Faouar

1. Jebil National Park - Faouar

Jebil National Park

Jebil National park is the largest park in Tunisia with an area of over 150,000 hectares. It is situated 100 km south of the small town of Kebili. Jebil National park is the only park in the Sahara desert and covers almost the whole of the Grand Erg Oriental. The park is a popular tourist destination especially for desert lovers and professional photographers. It has guarded shelters for tourist and guards are stationed throughout the park. Since, the park is situated in a desert the vegetation mostly consists of desert plants like the Calligonum and the daisy flowering plant, Rhanterium. The western portion of the park has large boulders formed from plutonic rocks as a result of weathering. There are countless dunes of sand that rise as high up to 10 meters in height. The park has unique desert life which includes mammals and reptiles. Most of the reptiles like horn vipers, cobras and lizards live under rocks. You will also see birds like the Houbara Bustard, crested lark and more. Some research work also takes place inside the park because of the artifacts that were found from the surroundings. The park also offers options for camping and camel riding. Jebil National park is a great place to visit if you looking to explore the Sahara.

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