A Tunisia Star Wars Experience
Star Wars in Tunisia?
Are you a Star Wars enthusiast? Have you ever considered walking in the same steps where characters like Luke Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi walked? Tunisia is a small country, nestled in the heart of North Africa, yet hosts some spectacular sites from the vast desert to the stunning canyons! In fact, Tatouine itself is located in Tunisia!
Matmata in Tunisia is home to Luke Skywalker’s home in the films. The hotel Sidi Driss is what was used as the home of Skywalker and many of the props are still in place with the bar filled with Star Wars memorabilia.
Djerba one of the most popular Tunisian tourist destinations is an island just off the shores of Tunisia filled with beautiful beaches and beach resorts. It’s also where you will find Ben’s hermitage and Toshi Station from the film. Actually Toshi Station is a temple in the real world and Ben’s hermitage is a fisherman’s storage hut.
Nefta is a desert oasis and popular tourist destination, it’s also where you will find the Mos Espa set and the Lars homestead. The Lars homestead (exterior) is an igloo about thirty kilometers from Tozeur while the Mos Espa set is still standing in the middle of the desert and you can wander through the whole town.
Tatouine is the name of the village both in real life and in the film. You can visit the village and explore the sights while in Tunisia.
Sidi Bouhlel is better known as the Jundland Wastes from the film. This spectacular canyon is a sight to explore even if you’re not a Star Wars enthusiast. This was also used as a film location in Raiders of the Lost Arc and the English Patient.