Reasons To Visit Tunisia

Reasons To Visit Tunisia

People do a lot of things to take care of boredom, play games, listen to music or watch a movie, read, etc. But when life gets in that rut when those things don’t work it means you need something a little bit more strong like visiting someplace new, there’s nothing new over there as people take tours all the time but its always the same old places and not something unconventional. Let’s say you’re one of those people who likes to think outside of the box, swim against the tide, find your groove kind of person and you’re looking to go somewhere new, well we’ve got the perfect place for you to visit, Tunisia! But why should you visit? Here are 11 reasons why.

Mediterranean Climate:

The weather year long is pretty comfortable in Tunisia as in summer you experience temperature in the high 80s and low 90s and in winter temperatures go low to around the 60s. It’s just the right amount of mild to sightsee all year round without the fear of getting a heatstroke or packing an overcoat.

Coastal Farmlands:

Tunisia has pretty interesting landscape as the Atlas Mountains divide the country in two, the crop yielding is and the treeless areas. The best thing about Tunisia’s farmlands is that they’re heterogeneous. Simply put it means that you won’t see the same thing twice. Now I know what you’re thinking that farmlands are pretty boring and that is what you find on ordinary farmlands, however, Tunisia’s farmlands are no ordinary thing and you will have to see them to believe it.

tunisia Coastal Farmlands

Desert Oases:

Tunisia has one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, while one part of Tunisia features mountains and the other features farmlands, apart also features deserts and not just any dessert, the largest desert in the world, The Sahara. But only the edge of the Sahara is covered by Tunisia and so you will find an abundance of Saharan Oases in the country. It’s a great way of catching a glimpse of the Saharan life and the best part is that these areas are a dropping point for many migratory birds so if you’re lucky you can spot some.

tunisia Desert Oases


Mountains, farmlands, deserts; that’s a lot you can get from a country in terms of landscape but the fun doesn’t stop there as Tunisia also has beaches as well where you can go to have a sunbath, go for a swim or even surf. The best beaches in the country are found in the cap Bon peninsula and Djerba Island. These are just two and there are many more to explore and experience.

tunisia beaches

The Ancient City of Carthage:

If you have a thing for ancient history or general exploring then you will love Tunisia as the remains of the Ancient City of Carthage still stand strong in the country, the area was originally found by Phoenician traders who established themselves there and built that city. You will spend hours exploring the city.

The Ancient City of Carthage

Roman Ruins at Northeastern Tunisia:

Carthage isn’t the only treat that people who are into ancient history and exploring will find as there are several ruins reminiscent of the Roman Empire present in the country as it was under its control long ago. Just visit the areas of Dougga, Bulla Regea and Chemtou and you will know what I’m talking about as you will be enraptured as you experience the splendour of Roman Engineering. You will also find the opportunity to see the world’s best-preserved amphitheatre which was built more than 1800 years ago.

Tunis Panorama:

After having treated yourself after multiple history trips, you might want to visit the capital of the country, Tunis. Now unlike other capital cities, the Tunis Panorama is very unlike other capital cities because you will feel like you are in two different places at once. Because the capital is divided into two areas-the Muslim quarter associated to the medina with its ramparts, residential areas, religious monuments and narrow and winding streets; and the European quarter with wide streets which were built during the French colonial period.

Tunis Panorama

The Holy City of Kairouan:

If you’re the religious type and want to explore the religious sites in the country then you will love this city as it’s the spiritual capital of the city. It’s the resting place of Sidi Sahib. Religious people and pilgrims from all over flock to this place as it is one of the most special places of the Islamic faith.

Multicultural Hub:

Tunisia has had influences from multiple cultures, like the Spanish who held the coastal cities in the 1500s, the French who ruled the country from the late 1800s to the 1950s and then the Middle East with whom the country has recently identified itself after it got its independence. You’re likely to find a croquet monsieur on the menu as you are likely to find couscous.

Less known than Egypt and Morroco:

If you’re the kind of person who likes to do unconventional things and kind of the ‘off-the-beaten-path’ kind of traveller then you will love this place as there are tons of hidden places to discover. Since the country’s Arab Spring the country’s tourism has flourished and there is enough infrastructure here to support the country and to keep its exotic separated identity.

Small enough to travel by car:

Some countries are so big that once you go for tour half your money is spent on train tickets, airfares, busses, etc. But that is not the case with Tunisia as you can tour the whole country in a car. Though you will a lot here, its smaller than the UK so its easy to get around, not to mention cheap.



Tunisia is a North African country on the Mediterranean Sea. In the capital, Tunis, the palatial Bardo Museum presents archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art.
I stayed on an all inclusive weeks holiday in Port el Kantaoui which is a tourist complex 10 kilometres north of Sousse city in central Tunisia. It was built in 1979 specifically as a tourist centre around a large artificial harbour that provides mooring with luxury yachts.

 Visitors to port el kantaoui can experience a variety of activities such as diving, jet skiing, windsurfing, quad biking, camel riding, boating, aqua parks and much more.

Port el kantaoui is the place for an evening stroll full of lively bars/restaurants, shops  and luxury yachts.

Hammamet is a great spot in Tunisia for Scuba diving and as always I highly recommend you go with a certified pada dive centre.

There are a few different dives sites around this area from small caves, coral tunnels to world war 2 shipwrecks

With warm calm waters. a dive here is perfect for beginners or for just a small price a great place to learn to dive.

My two days diving were a great experience, The first day, I dived a landing craft wreck and then a reef with lots of fish and good marine life.

 The second day I dived two wrecks. The first was a smashed up WW2 ship and a small freighter where you could enter the engine room.
A few excursions I got involved in were…..

My diving as explained above.

A camel trek up in the hills where you would also visit a remote village. See how local bread is made, a cheeky camel kiss and also a camel drinking a bottle of coke.

Quad biking in the hills and sandy roads, a very fast and fun filled trip. Just be prepared to get  dusty from all the back  spray from the quads in front. Take sunglasses, old clothes and plenty of sun cream.

A day out at an aqua park (Aqua Palace Water Park) which had plenty of slides, If you’re a water baby and love water parks this really is a must do whilst you’re in Port el Kantaoui.

An evening spent wandering the twisty winding walls of Sousse which is great for finding those cheap bargains, just remember to haggle and watch out for hose scams.