Nefta

CountryTunisia
Destination typeFilm site, natural wonder

Nefta is a town and oasis in Southern Tunisia. It is located close to the Algerian border and just north of the Chott el Jerid (a salt lake flat).

Nefta is the closest town to the famous Star Wars film location of the town of Mos Espa on the planet Tatooine. From Nefta, you can take the road heading north which will take you to the Mos Espa site. During the filming of The Phantom Menace, there were actually two Mos Espa sets. The larger set still remains today for you to explore, but the smaller set was lost due to the shifting Sahara dunes. 

Upon arriving at the Mos Espa site, you can walk around and enter some of the buildings. Construction is underway to convert one of the larger dome houses into a small cinema for tourists to watch the Star Wars films at its original film location. 

From Nefta, you can also easily travel to the north-western part of Chott el Jerid to visit the famous Lars Family Homestead Exteriors in the Star Wars movie. 

If you are interested in visiting Nefta, our travel experts are happy to assist you to plan a Star Wars tour or an unforgettable Tunisia tour.

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