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 : http://www.4x4-travel.co.uk/
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
4 x 4 travel in the Sahara, Tunisia : http://www.4x4-travel.co.uk/
Kevin has also begun to describe his adventures on his own website.
His website gives 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!
The campsite http://www.4x4-travel.co.uk/
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 are all covered.
The people they met : http://www.4x4-travel.co.uk/
Although, the stories of his trips are yet to be finished, it is fascinating to compare his experiences with your own. Taking a look at his website is a must, if only to see some of the amazing scenes captured on the many photographs of his travels!
The places they went - an oasis : http://www.4x4-travel.co.uk/
You can view Kevin's website on the following address :-
Or if you are interested in undertaking a similar tour, he would be happy to answer any of your queries or offer advice! firstname.lastname@example.org
Miles and miles of sand! : http://www.4x4-travel.co.uk/