Flights to Tunisia
Tunisia is a country in North Africa that’s popular for its cultural and historical attractions, offering ancient cities and the more modern cities that really show both their African and Arabian influences.
There are several airports in Tunisia that are classed as international, but the main one for flights to Tunisia is the Tunis-Carthage International Airport (airport code: TUN) that serves the city of Tunis. Many airlines offer service to this airport if you’re looking for flights to Tunisia from South Africa, so you should have no trouble finding a suitable route. For example, Turkish Airlines connects once in Istanbul and South African Airways has their transfer in Cairo. Virgin Atlantic takes a longer route, stopping in London and Paris.
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The Tourist Attractions of Tunisia:
Tunisia probably isn’t visited quite as much as its North African counterpart, Morocco, but that’s part of the appeal as Tunisia isn’t as touristy. There’s really quite a good mix of attractions across the country, with some unique offerings including filming locations for Star Wars!
The village of Matmata was the one used for filming the original Star Wars movie, and they used the traditional underground buildings that are common in this part of the country. These buildings are designed so that they remain cooler in the really hot months, and the particular one used for the scenes involving Luke Skywalker’s home were inside the Sidi Driss Hotel. If you’re a fan of the movies then you’ll be pleased to know you can actually stay here.
The capital and largest city of Tunisia is Tunis, situated on the Mediterranean coast. This city has numerous attractions itself including the popular souks, and the medina, and museums and architecture, while on the outskirts of the city is the ruined ancient city of Carthage.
Carthage is a large site that has existed for over 3,000 years and was first developed by the Phoenicians. It’s an amazing place that has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and though in ruins there are many intact walls that can really give you an idea as to the size and scale of the place.
Another ancient city of Tunisia is Monastir. This one is still in use today and has intact attractions to visit such as the fortified monastery of Ribat, and the Mausoleum of Bourguiba.
National Parks in Tunisia
Tunisia has eight national parks in total, offering a variety of landscapes and things to see. Jebil National park stands out if you’re interested in immerging yourself in the desert environment that Tunisia is so famous for, and this one is in the Sahara region in the centre of the country, close to the town of Douz.
El Djem Amphitheatre
One more ancient site that’s popular with tourists is at El Djem. The Roman amphitheatre here dates back to around 300AD and it is really well preserved. These are some of the best preserved Roman remains in Africa, and from the outside the amphitheatre is reminiscent of the Coliseum in Rome.
When Should You Visit?:
The south of the country, in the inland desert regions, is much hotter than on the coast so look at the weather according to where you are planning to travel in Tunisia. Tunis, on the coast, has average highs of around 32C over the summer months, but spring and autumn can be a little more pleasant for sightseeing. Winters are mild, but cool in comparison, with an average high of 16C in January and December and rainfall to contend with.