Thanks to its lovely weather and almost year-round sunshine, Tunisia still has plenty to offer in winter. In fact, it’s the most popular season for thalasso centres and spas, with visitors from around the world. It’s also in winter that Tunisian and European golfers flock to the golf courses, while boats and yachts find refuge in one of the country’s many marinas.
For nature lovers, winter is all about long walks and fascinating encounters with birds that have travelled here from the north, for which Tunisia is one of the biggest migration corridors. Indeed, the Gulf of Gabès, with the island of Djerba and the archipelago of Kerkennah are the site of the biggest gathering of migratory waders in the Mediterranean.
Winter in Tunisia is also the perfect opportunity to browse the medinas (the ones in Tunis, Kairouan and Sousse are UNESCO world heritage sites), visit museums such as the Bardo in Tunis, which boasts the largest collection of mosaics in the world, or set off on an excursion to one of the country’s fantastic archaeological sites (including Dougga, Carthage and the Roman amphitheatre at El Djem). And while the hotels, camps and farmhouses of southern Tunisia continue to welcome holidaymakers, the Tunisian Sahara is also becoming a popular destination for adventure racing and motorbike, 4x4 and quad bike adventures.