The Dahar mountain range, in the South-East of Tunisia, is an amazing and authentic region that deserves better than a quick stop on a circuit. A newly published guide explores all its facets.
Do you know the truffles of the Dahar? Have you ever slept in a cave dwelling? Would you like to see cave paintings, underground oil mills, unique geological sites, dinosaur footprints? Did you know that the region’s famous Ksour (fortified collective granaries) have evolved over the centuries and can have as many as several hundred storage cells?
All this, and much more, is covered in this Destination Dahar travel guide, which has just been published by a federation of service providers in the region.
This 140-page guide (in French) presents a wealth of information collected and compiled by the Swisscontact foundation. It was produced by MCM, publishing company of tunisiatourism.info.
An English version will be published soon.
From Matmata to Tataouine, from Toujane to Ghomrassen, the Dahar region is multifaceted.
A majestic landscape and living traditions are its main assets: mountains and valleys, weaving, festivals, citadel villages, terrace farming etc.
Dahar has traditions that go back to the dawn of time, such as cave dwellings. This old Berber land, halfway between Djerba and the large oases, is an arid region where men have learned to live in symbiosis with nature.
There are very few classic hotels in this region. You will make the most of this magical region by staying in small lodgings or guesthouses, and by walking (or driving a 4x4) along the stony roads. The guide includes a 220-km hiking route, the Great Dahar Crossing.
Guide published by the Federation of Authentic Tourism Destination Dahar with the support of Swiss and European cooperation.
The Ksour of Southern Tunisia
Matmata, land of cave dwellers
Guermessa, citadel village
From Chenini to Douiret