Tunisia: Camping

Given its rich and romantic Bedouin heritage, a camping holiday in Tunisia might
seem a popular choice but tourist-oriented camping in Tunisia is not a developed industry. That’s not to say there are no campsites and beach resorts Hammamet and Nabeul both offer established sites with hook-ups, reasonable facilities and easy access to watersports and many other beach activities.

Inland, the oases of Tunisia like popular Tozeur and historically important Gafsa may attract campers looking for the more natural campsite experience. Both have natural camping areas still with basic facilities but perhaps giving campers a better chance to observe the real Tunisia and its day-to-day life than Tunisia’s holiday hotspots on the coast and quite likely the chance to meet more Tunisians than tourists.

At the other end of the scale, camping holidays in Tunisia can be a glamorous and romantic affair on a private oasis such as the Pansea Ksar Ghilane, found in the south at Zaafrane. More tented upscale hotel than campsite, the Sahara location adds an atmospheric twist and stunning scenery to camping in Tunisia, with service and dining more towards the luxury than leisure end of camping holidays. Overall, accommodation-based holidays in Tunisia are the mainstay focus of tourism and good campsites are few and far between.