The days of independent travel throughout Tunisia being actively discouraged by the leading tour reps, who would proclaim that it was simply "too dangerous" to leave the hotel compound are now long gone!
With excellent transport links, the most popular being the train or louage (large, shared taxi) to most major towns, as well as the option of internal flights, the opportunity to discover all that Tunisia has to offer has never been better!
Much cheaper fuel and transport costs than the UK, mean that taking in all of Tunisia's sights and experiencing the varied countryside, from the mountains, forests, rocky coastlines and English-style pitched roof houses of the North to the dry, arid, lunar landscapes of desert and salt lakes in the South, is now widely available to all!
Lunar Landscape of the South of Tunisia
With a desire to visit the Sahara before he was 50, Kevin from the UK has taken this, not one, but many steps further!
After an initial, organised tour with a company called Sahara Travel, Kevin has now undertaken, with his family, two more independent trips to the deserts of Tunisia.
One of Kevin's many breathtaking photographs
Kevin also began to describe his adventures on his own website. Unfortunately in 2015, the website no longer appears to be working.
He originally wrote a fascinating insight into travelling to the desert by 4 x 4, from the initial servicing of the vehicle to prepare for the journey (a must for all car enthusiasts) to the describing of the journey in intricate detail, from the doorstep of their home in Britain, to the campsite and hotels they stayed in along the way!
Sleeping under the stars! Mind the snakes and scorpions!
The people they met, the food they ate, their experience with customs, the countryside they drove through, as well as the places they visited were all covered.
The people they met
Although, the stories of his trips were yet to be finished, it was fascinating to compare his experiences with your own.
The places they went - an oasis
Miles and miles of sand!