Excursion de Zarzis à Ksar Ghilane le désert



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L'oasis de Ksar Ghilane en Tunisie.




We will pick you up from your Zarzis hotel, early in the morning

and we will leave in the direction of ksar Ghilane.


You will see along the route the very beautiful semi-desert landscapes of the Berber region, you can stop where you want to take photos, breaks are planned.


We will start with the salt lake of Chahbanias, a very surprising place with changing colors.


Then we will visit Chenini, an ancient Berber village, then Guermassa, where we will have lunch.

Then direction Ksar Ghilane where the stone desert gives way to the desert of ocher sand.


At ksar Ghilane, you can take a ride on a camel or quad bike, (Optional).


After a coffee break, we will reach the Saharan camp by 4X4, 20 km from the track south of Ksar Ghilane.


The comfortable camp is organized around the restaurant - bar, with Saharan tents, the toilets and the kitchen are worthy of a 3-star hotel.


You will attend the ceremony of baking bread in the sand, then after a good dinner, you can walk in the dunes, in the silence of the desert and admire the starry sky if the weather is clear, then overnight in your private tent .


The next day, after breakfast and free time in the desert, we will leave in the direction of Ksar Hadada, and Matmata where scenes from the film Star Wars were filmed.

We will have lunch in the village of Tamezret.


After these 2 full days, return to Zarzis and drop off at your Hotel.


Very beautiful and most visited site located 18 km west of Tataouine, perched on a ridge. You will discover there the Berber cave dwellings, built in the rock.

Ksar Ghilane.

The southernmost of the Tunisian oases and one of the gates of the Tunisian Sahara desert, the oasis is fueled

by a hot spring in which you can bathe.

It serves as a refuge for fifty nomad families

living from the exploitation of the date palm, the breeding of goats

and sheep.


Is famous for its artisanal wool weavings, in particular the traditional bakhnoug woven on vertical looms,

then colored and embroidered. The bakhnoug is a long berber shawl

in dark wool decorated with lighter patterns.

An Amazigh museum is located in the village museum Monji Bouras this Berber traditions and history of Tamezret.


Is the name of a Berber tribe which is itself descended from the Temzit. Hanging on the mountainside, this village is renowned for its remarkable cave dwellings which make it one

Tunisian tourism highlights

De Zarzis au campement saharien de Zmela.
De Zarzis excursion Matamat. Tunisie.

2 days tour to Ksar Ghilane

The Berber region of Tataouine

The sandy desert at Ksar Ghilane


Day 1

  • Departure from your place of stay in Zarzis in 4x4 direction Medenine.

  • Visit the Ghorfas, ancient granaries with honeycomb shapes,

  • Visit to the Tataouine spice market

  • Guided tour of the Berber village of Chenini.

  • Lunch.

  • Road to Ksar Ghilane, oasis surrounded by immense sand dunes.

  • Possibility of camel ride or quad (Optional).

  • Bathing in the hot spring,

  • Departure by the track for the night in the desert, towards the Saharan camp

  • Dinner and overnight in private tents.

Day 2

  • Breakfast and free time in the dunes.

  • Departure for Matmata via Berber village of Tamezret

  • Visit a troglodyte house and discover the lunar landscape that the region offers

  • Lunch in Toujane.

  • Return to your place of stay in Zarzis.

Our tours include meals and accommodation, either at the hotel,

either in camp, or at the inhabitant.


Price per person, for 4 people: 150 €

Price per person, for 3 people: 180 €

Price per person, for 2 people: 270 €


The price includes:

Transport in a 4x4 car based on a minimum of 2 people

by car. The services of an ONTT licensed guide.

Full board lunch on the first day

at lunch on the last day.

The following are excluded from the price: Drinks of all kinds.

All that is not mentioned in the section "the price includes".

Zarzis excursion à Ksar Ghilane et Matmata. Map.