Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park
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Lake Ichkeul and sorrounding wetlands have many interesting birds.
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PJ H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
It is open, it just requires some planning in advance. I recommend contacting Mohamed El Golli (prof.elgolli@gmail.com) who arranged a day trip for me from Tunis. He needed 2-3 weeks to get approval from the government, and took care of everything. It was expensive for one person but definitely worth it! Mohamed and Yesim (the driver and really an extra guide) were exceptionally knowledgeable, respectful of nature, and passionate about their work, and I learned a great deal. The most interesting birds are actually very small, which might explain why some reviews say they didn’t see any wildlife. We saw so many beautiful birds. It was a highlight of my trip to Tunisia.
Written 29 January 2024
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Moe larbi
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
We drove 110 km after checking the website and all the info available, upon arrival the guard asked us do you have a permission to enter, we said it's not on the website! He said we'll look here it says permission required, we said we can't see that 1q0 km away. Very frustrating and unprofessional, if you want to create rule, make it known for everyone big and clear.
Written 23 May 2022
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btravelhappy
Philadelphia, PA333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
I visited Ichkeul with a driver, official guide and birding expert quite an entourage for what I thought would be a simple day of birdwatching. One major consideration is time of year. From a birding standpoint, I would check with a local guide or serious birdwatcher to time your visit right.

Ichkeul was just one of the places we visited to find birds. Thankfully I found Tunisia Birdwatching on Facebook. They showed up on time to pick me up in Tunis and knew all the hotspots between the city and the park.

We had the park practically to ourselves. The road ultimately seemed to be blocked by something that was being built. An SUV could continue but not our vehicle. There is a museum but be prepared for many stairs but the payoff is in the view.

If the government would build boardwalks, bird blinds, better access points and trails, it would be even better. However, I understand every place is not like home nor is the funding necessarily available. But I think it would generate more tourist visits.

In total, I added more than 50 birds to my life list over multiple stops including Ichkeul.
Written 24 September 2019
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NailaMH
Dubai, United Arab Emirates303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
Natural Reserve unique lake World wide... We saw only Buffalos and goats though...
There is a hot spring Water at the back of the Mountain..
The views are stunning... Calm, nature,...
Many things can be done to Maintain..
Written 24 July 2019
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jebskulker
Sydney, NSW2,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
I was in the area and thought I'd see what it was like. Unfortunately it's one of those attractions that sees action during bird migration season. It is quite a nice large lake to see and a pleasant walk to be had, but there isn't a lot to see otherwise. There is a nice little exhibition about the birds on offer, but most of the text is in French & Arabic though.
Written 13 November 2018
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atukaj
Mount Rainier, MD31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Family
It was a a fairly nicely maintained park with some pretty ok trails and nice views. But I didn’t go during the time when the birds come through and that is what it is all about.
Written 30 June 2018
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Rawan A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed our trip there.
Its a natural place, with a-lot of greenery. Basically, its a mountain area, filled with greenery and there is a lake with birds (We haven’t seen any birds thou) Maybe the timing was not suitable.
The place was not much taken care of and you have to discover the place by urself, no one guides you unless you found someone to go with.
The scenery was breathtaking.
Written 11 April 2018
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Simon D
Ghent, Belgium12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
As another commenter has mentioned, it's incredible that this park has so little reviews. For me, it was a highlight of my trip to Tunisia. We had hired a car so it was quite easy to reach. There was no one in the park at the time of our travel (February 2015) and it was a very refreshing change from the busy streets of Tunis. We (three 22 year olds) went of the walking path (not sure if this is against the rules) and into the more dense forest and it was an absolutely amazing experience. A lot of birds to see and cows roam around the park as well. The only problem with the park is a disgusting habit that is widespread in the whole of Tunisia: littering. The beautiful views are more often than not ruined by plastic bottles thrown away by visitors (mostly Tunisians themselves). If you do visit this park please take your trash with you. Nonetheless I absolutely recommend Ichkeul!

PS: Free entrance, free parking, no camping allowed.
Written 12 February 2015
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FrankieHongKong
Sydney, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
It is a big mystery to me that so little review of this lovely park. It is probably among the least reviewed World Heritage site! I think this may have something to do with the little information about the park. When I tried to look for information of the park, virtually there's no much info about it. My review is the first English review of this charming place, hard to believe.

You may think that the park is difficult to reach, this is not true. Fact is there is no public transport to it but to get there from Tunis, it is an easy two to two and a half hour drive. Bonus is the road is excellent, well paved and the scenery is great too. You feel like driving in southern France.

I hesitated to go to the park due to so little info about it. As I hired a driver for full day to go to Dougga, I wondered where else could I go as I did not want to spend whole day in Dougga. I asked him if it is possible to go to Ichkeul and he said no problem. At first I wondered would it be possible but anyway I tried and I am so glad I did it.

The park is just perfect for me. Beautiful lake, green mountain, lots of birds and hardly anyone. It was such a great delight to see hundreds of flamingo, even you can see them in the lake close to Tunis city. However the whole scenery is so much better. You need to go up to the mountain to have a good view of the lake which is not difficult. It is a very pleasant and easy walk.

The park is certainly a refresher for those who have seen too much mosque, ribat, medina in Tunisia. Highly recommended.

I started 8am and went to Dougga, spent 2 hours and then off to Ichkeul and spent 2 hours there. Of course it is a bit rush but for people like me who have limited time, it is still practical.

Another bonus is the park is free!
Written 11 November 2014
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Touil Travel Tunisia
Douz, Tunisia253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Visit to Ichkeul park was magnificent. We went to this place for the first time. The scenery was incredible. We discovered different species of migrant birds that come here. The forest was also a beautiful and quiet place to rest and have a pick-me-up. I like to come here another time.
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Written 5 June 2024
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