Flights to Ettadhamen
Ettadhamen is on the outskirts of Tunis, and is really part of the larger city. Any of the Tunis sights and attractions are easily accessed from Ettadhamen so you should have no shortage of things to see and do.
As an extension of Tunis, you can get an easy flight to Ettadhamen by arriving at the Tunis-Carthage International Airport (airport code: TUN) which is just a few kilometres away on the other side of Tunis. South African Airways and Egyptair both have the same flight to Ettadhamen from Johannesburg that connects in Cairo. British Airways also has one connection, but in London. With Virgin Atlantic, you will travel through London as well as Paris.
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The Tourist Attractions of Ettadhamen:
Ruins of Carthage
The ruins of the ancient Roman city of Carthage are the biggest tourist attraction for Ettadhamen (and for all of Tunis). Most of the buildings are just low walls and outlines now, but you can still see the impressive city with the remaining columns, arches and roadways. Dating back more than 2000 years, this is the ultimate place to take a walk through history. The Carthage site is on the other side of Tunis from Ettadhamen, near the coast.
The main marketplace for Tunis is a must-visit when you are in the city. Rows of vendor tables filled with spices, dried foods, baskets, carpets, fabrics, locally made crafts and a lot more. It’s a fun and busy place where you will be expected to haggle a little with any purchase.
National Bardo Museum
The National Bardo Museum is one of the more interesting museums in Tunis, highlighting Roman era artefacts as well as the Arabic history of the nation. The 13th century palace that holds the museum is a gorgeous sight in itself.
Ichkeul National Park
Ettadhamen is on north side of Tunis, and if you continue further north there is the Ichkeul National Park that runs around Ichkeul Lake. It’s a lovely green space filled with birds, particularly water birds that call the lake home. You can go for walks through the woods, fields and around the shore to see the landscape. There is some wildlife in the area, such as otters, tortoises, wild boar and even a small group of water buffalo.
Boukornine National Park
For this park, you’ll have to travel through Tunis but it is still not very far. You’ll find very different scenery here compared to the Ichkeul Park, as the large mountainous outcroppings of stone make up most of the Boukornine area. Though the hiking can be a little strenuous because of the steep inclines but the final view once you reach one of the summits is impressive.
When Should You Visit?:
Summers are hot in Ettadhamen, so you should try to plan your trip for any of the other 3 seasons. July and August will reach 32C (90F) which is the hottest time of the year. September and June are also very warm but the rest of the year will be comfortable. The coolest it will get is in December and January with day time high temperatures of 16C (61F). Winters can also be a little wet, so you would probably do better with spring or autumn.