Camel Trekking in Tunisia
Camel trekking in Tunisia is the choice of lovers of nature, silence and nights under the stars! It is the choice of those who wish to live a purely local experience, to walk for hours in this endless sea of sand dunes, to eat organic food and to prepare it with wood fire!
With an arrival in Djerba, Tozeur or Tunis, take advantage of a journey back in time to discover the spirit of caravans … We will put at your disposal experienced men born with sand in their eyes and having grown up in this infinite sea of the Sahara . Men who know and perfectly master the laws that govern the desert, its fascinating sides and its dangers too… They will offer you both protection and security while making you live unforgettable moments behind the scenes worthy of those of a film such The Queen of the Desert, under a clear starry sky where the Milky Way seems close at hand.
No experience is comparable to a camel trekking in the heart of the Sahara to the rhythm of the rhythmic steps of our faithful dromedaries
Just as caravans do not have randomness in the desert, we will have a starting point, an arrival point and daily stages to go. Depending on the distances and the difficulties of the terrain, we will walk together between 4 and 6 hours.
The day will be punctuated mainly by sunrise and sunset, these two absolutely unique moments to live in full awareness.
Enjoy your unique experience of camel trekking in Tunisia !
About the camel trekking in Tunisia :
- Duration : 7 days
- Departure time : 6h30 am
- Support : All of Tunisia (our team picks you up where you are)
- Confirmation : immediate
- Guide : Arabic – French – English – German – Italian
- Type de transport : air-conditioned Suv + camels
- Excursion approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
- Cancellation: free up to 7 days before the date of the excursion
- Take advantage of your address pick-up where you are in Tunisia.
- Discover a large part of southern Tunisia.
- Walk in the footsteps of dromedaries at the big oriental Erg.
- Bathe in a natural hot spring in the heart of the desert.
- Spend nights under the stars in the middle of the great Tunisian desert.
- Walk in the sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see.
- Prepare your meals over a wood fire.
- Explore local life and eat Tunisian.
- Stay in the good hands of well experienced camel drivers.
Day 1 : Welcome to Tunisia
Arrival in Djerba, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Djerba. Installation and free day according to flight schedules.Route: According to arrival airport Stages: Arrival and idleness Accommodation: 4 * Hotel
Day 2 : Meet the camel drivers
Reception and transfer in a private 4*4 to Bir El Haj (desert door) to start the camel trekking in Tunisia. Arrival, meeting with camel drivers and start of the caravan.
Setting up tents in another world … in the middle of nowhere where silence will be king.
Light the wood fire with the team of camel drivers and prepare dinner in a Bedouin atmosphere. Dinner and overnight at the campfire.
Route: According to city of arrival
Stages: Bir El Haj
Bivouac under a berber tent
Day 3 : Start of the caravan
Wake up gently with the first rays of the sun.
Light the fire to prepare the sand loaf and have breakfast.
Beginning of the caravan and departure to our camping point for the second night.
A hike at your own pace for two or three hours during which you will enjoy the landscapes.
Whenever you feel tired, your faithful friend, the dromedary will lower itself to transport you.
Stop for lunch
Continuation for 2 hours of walking and installation between the dunes before sunset.
Installation of tents and second night of change of scenery in the middle of the desert where the only noise you will hear will be the songs of the camel drivers and their stories.
Route: 4 to 6h
Stages: Hdif El Boum
Accommodation: Bivouac under Berber tent
Day 4 : El Biben, the gateway to the desert
Once the first rays of sun penetrate your tents you will be awakened with a head already full of memories of the previous evening and a smile drawn on your faces. Faces that will be full of sands lol.
The camel drivers would have already lit the fire and prepared the table for a delicious breakfast.
Our daily program will start and we will follow the rhythm of our camels….
Light lunch and continuation to our camping point.
Arrival in El Biben, installation of tents and preparation of dinner to which you can contribute …
To light the fire and learn to cook with a minimum.
Dinner, Saharan vigil and overnight in peace.
Route: 4 to 6h
Stages: El Biben
Accommodation: Bivouac under Berber tent
Day 5 : Towards Zmela (The big dune)
With the first rays of the sun caressing you, you will wake up with a smile on your face.
You will have taken the rhythm and learned the morning habits of camel drivers: install breakfast on the dunes, prepare the bread of sand and meet around the fire to eat.
Like every day, a well defined pace of walking in the footsteps of dromedaries, except that today it will be a little faster to finally reach the campsite and enjoy a good shower.
Towards sunset you will arrive at the Zmela camp, located in a sublime setting between the fine sand dunes, you will return to your tents, take your showers and your dinner and enjoy a Saharan vigil.
Route: 6 to 8 hours
Accommodation: Zmela Camp
Day 6 : The hot source and the troglodyte village
After breakfast, you will leave the camel drivers who will take the road back and get in a 4 * 4.
Our first stop will be at the oasis of Ksar Ghilane to enjoy free time between the palm trees and a swim in the hot spring.
Possibility of quad bike ride in the dunes (extra and paying on site).
Arrival in Matmata and homestay where we will be greeted by a good rosemary tea, olive oil and honey offered by our host.
Typical midday meal with the locals.
After the meal return to the departure city (Djerba – Tunis and Tozeur)
Route: According to city of return
Stages: Ksar Ghilane – Matmata
Accommodation: 4 * Hotel
Day 7 : The return
Free day and transfer to the airport according to flight schedules
The prices below correspond to the proposal in the circuit. This rate may change depending on our email exchanges and the modifications you wish to make to the program. We are there to personalize the circuits according to your desires !
This price includes
- Reception and Transfers
- Accommodation in a 4 * hotel on the day of arrival
- The privatized 4 * 4 transfer to the desert gate
- Full board during the whole tour
- One camel per person for hiking
- An additional dromedary for luggage
- The Bedouin tent during the hike
- Mattresses and blankets
- Soft drinks: still water + soft drinks
- Our services and assistance 24h / 24h
This rate does not include
- International flights
- cancellation and repatriation insurance
- Drinks and personal expenses
- the options and optional activities mentioned in the program or offered on site
- Tips for camel drivers and the driver