The charms of the mighty Sahara desert, an expansive salt lake, ghostly mirages, a fascinating museum, fine Douz hotels and other attractions await visitors to the lovely Douz. Located in the Kebili area south of Tunisia, the town is also renowned as the 'gateway to the Sahara'.
Start your tour of the town by visiting the fascinating Museum of the Sahara. It boasts a small but highly interesting collection that portrays traditional life in the Sahara. The founder, a locally famous poet, also happens to be the guide, and his knowledge of the area and its culture is simply breathtaking.
After that, go for an excursion into the desert. This can range from several hours to a whole night, and is worth renouncing the comforts of your accommodation in Douz for at least one night. Your itinerary should include a visit to the vast Chott al-Jerid, a pan renowned for its sparkling salt and highly interesting mirages.
Douz is also famed for hosting the International Festival of the Sahara, a four-day event that is held every December. The day is all about camel races, rabbit hunts and Bedouin weddings, while evenings are dedicated to song, dance and poetry contests.
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