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Chott El Jerid Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 104 photos

Our journey from Kebili to Tozeur took across the Chott El Jerid, a vast salt lake covering a large area in Western Tunisia. The lake is dry for most of the year though there are pockets of water here and there. There are spectacular mirages on the road and fantastic optical effects and coloured reflections from the water in parts of the lake.

  • Last visit to Chott El Jerid: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nani80's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your trip! Salt Lake looks amazing!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Very interesting though not a place I'll probably visit.

  • SabrinaSummerville's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2008 at 12:47 AM

    Great tip about water on the lake.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:53 AM

    Quite fascinating!!

  • Darby2's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2008 at 4:10 AM

    We have some salt pan lakes like this in western Canada too.

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2008 at 4:02 AM

    What an enchanting place! Very appealing and alien like. Your descriptions are fantastic as well, and together with the photos they portray a vivid image of the place. Looking forward to visit it!

  • PALLINA's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2008 at 6:19 AM

    hi Barry I visited chott ef jerid in 1995 and found it terrific. thanks for sharing your pics

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    Hello, Barry! Thanks for your pages!

  • Belsaita's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2007 at 9:56 AM

    I saw your tip on Chott el Jerid as "featured tip" today. It made me remember the mirages, the colors and the impressve silence. I was there (too) many years ago, one of the most impressing experiences I ever had. Thanks for sharing. Happy travels!! Isa

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2007 at 3:40 PM

    Excellent tips especially off the beaten path tip. I skipped Star Wars Canyon :-(


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