National parks of Tunisia
There were 17 national parks in Tunisia in 2015. Each national park is specific in terms of its geographical location, its flora and fauna, its biological diversity and its history.
Getting back to nature is always a worthwhile pursuit, and few places are more suited for a reintroduction to nature than Tunisia’s national parks. As a collection, they offer a variety of animals, climates, and general landscapes so that (if you visit more than one) you can explore many of Mother Nature’s natural joys.
Certainly, there are places in Tunisia that offer all modern conveniences and pleasures, and they deserve your attention. However, there is something to be said for moving away from man-made goods.
If you suffer from, say, eye strain or back pain while sitting at a computer, you might want to explore something less technical. Of course, you might just be a beauty lover, as Tunisia’s parks are aesthetic treasures (some of them are also world treasures, as identified by the United Nations).
It is the forest code promulgated in 1966 and revised in 1988 which constitutes the basic legal tool for the conservation of the natural environment in Tunisia and the creation of these parks.
Access to these national parks is subject to prior authorisation. The request must be made to the general directorate of forests or the regional police station concerned.
The best known of Tunisia’s National Parks, Ichkeul, has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1980.