Ksar Ghilane

CountryTunisia
Destination typeNatural wonder, historical site

Ksar Ghilane is an oasis located in Southern Tunisia and is one of the gateways into the Sahara desert. This is a beautiful spot where you will feel like you are living in between two different worlds. Luxury tents equipped with air conditioning are assembled within a date palm grove and located right at the edge of the Sahara desert with its endless dunes. There is even a natural thermal spring in the palm oasis which is both refreshing and warm to swim in. 

One of the best ways to experience the Sahara desert is through a quad trek riding over the orange-red sand dunes. Located just a few kilometers away from the oasis lies the ancient ruins of the Roman fort of Tisavar. This fort was originally built by the Romans as an outpost in the Sahara but was later taken over by the Berbers. You can continue with your quad trek over nearby Sahara dunes or make a 16km trek going deeper into the Sahara to another Berber encampment for dinner and overnight stay. 

Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation or the ultimate desert experience, Ksar Ghilane remains a popular attraction for tourists seeking a memorable travel experience in Tunisia. It is also a beautiful place for family travel in Tunisia with many family fun activities such as swimming in the oasis, quad trekking, stargazing in the night, watching your guides cooking Berber bread over a fire, watching nomadic pastoralists herd their flocks of animals, and much more.

If you are interested in visiting Ksar Ghilane, our travel experts are happy to assist you to plan an unforgettable Tunisia tour.

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