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July 2013

Tunisia is a wonderful country, rich in culture, steeped in history and brimming with natural beauty. From the spectacular coastal areas to the soaring mountains, all the way to the golden dunes of the Sahara Desert, Tunisia has it all. There are a number of national parks and nature reserves in Tunisia, each one protecting the native vegetation and wild life. Each one is worth exploring, a chance to see the natural side of this magnificent country. Sidi Toui National Park This national park can be found in southern Tunisia. Set in a mountainous area, filled with salt flats and dry rivers, this national park which was founded in 1993 offers a selection of native vegetation, birds and oryx. Ichkeul National Park Located in Bizerte, this national park has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national park covers the lake, wetlands and abundance of birdlife that migrate here during the winter months. You can find over four hundred different bird species in the park.

Heading to Tunisia on vacation means packing cleverly and carefully to ensure your holiday is as comfortable as possible. Tunisia is filled with historical sights, cultural attractions, natural beauty and spectacular beach resorts. Packing for every experience is essential from the shoes you choose to the clothing you place in your suitcase. Shoes You will want to ensure you pack a pair of sturdy and comfortable shoes that you can wear for long periods whether you’re camel trekking in the Sahara Desert or spending the day making your way through the narrow passageways of one of the Medinas. With so much to do and see, your shoes should be comfortable and durable. Ladies be careful of strappy sandals which may not be the best choice when exploring the gorges and mountainous areas. Clothing You’ll want to pack plenty of light and loose fitting clothing. Cotton pants and skirts are great additions to your suitcase enabling you to keep cool on those hot summers days.

When planning a vacation to Tunisia you probably have the Sahara Desert in mind, maybe a trip to Djerba Island and the chance to stay in a five star beach resort. While all of these ideas are fantastic and should not be missed, there are some fun adventure experiences that will let you see the sights, experience what Tunisia has to offer and soak up the beauty this north African country has to offer. Red Lizard Train Take a forty five minute train ride on a nineteenth century train along the old mining tracks as you gaze at the most spectacular mountains and rock formations and magnificent canyons. The train journey starts at Metlaoui and finishes in Redeyef. This is a fun adventure that enables you to enjoy the spectacular landscapes in comfort and style. Soar Above the Sahara The Sahara Desert is one of the major Tunisian attractions and you don’t want to see if from a helicopter and let the noise of the engines ruin the tranquil and peaceful setting.

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