Boukornine National Park

Boukorine Hammam-Lif, only 15km (10 miles) from Tunis, is a 1,939-hectare park filled with Mediterranean flowers such as the Persian Cyclamen, orchids and tulips. Various kinds of animals live in the park, such as mountain gaze...

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Boukorine Hammam-Lif, only 15km (10 miles) from Tunis, is a 1,939-hectare park filled with Mediterranean flowers such as the Persian Cyclamen, orchids and tulips. Various kinds of animals live in the park, such as mountain gazelle, wild boars, porcupines, jackals and the etruscan shrew, the smallest mammal in the world! There are hiking trails leading to various caves, the Bou Kornine Mount, or to the Aïn Zargua spring, as well as an ecomuseum.

Ichkeul National Park

This World Heritage-listed national park is 30km (18 miles) south-west of Bizerte, encompassing Lake  Ichkeul, the last in a chain of shallow freshwater lakes, and adjoining Jebel Ichkeul mountain.

An important bird sanctuary, ...

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This World Heritage-listed national park is 30km (18 miles) south-west of Bizerte, encompassing Lake  Ichkeul, the last in a chain of shallow freshwater lakes, and adjoining Jebel Ichkeul mountain.

An important bird sanctuary, 200,000 Palaearctic waterfowl such as geese, storks and flamingos migrate here every year to escape the harsh European winters.

Fauna include mongeese, porcupines, jackals, wild boar and water buffalo (descended from just one pair given to Ahmed Bey in 1840!). It contains an information centre, picnic tables, hiking routes and a car park.

You can read more about the park by visiting www.eoearth.org (opens new window)

You can view the image stream of Ichkeul National Park on Flickr by clicking here (opens new window)

Zembra National Park

The islands of Zembra and Zembretta are located in the Gulf of Tunis about 15km (9 miles) of the Cap Bon coast – although be warned this site is not open to visitors; only military personnel are permitted to see what’s there!

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The islands of Zembra and Zembretta are located in the Gulf of Tunis about 15km (9 miles) of the Cap Bon coast – although be warned this site is not open to visitors; only military personnel are permitted to see what’s there!

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