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Tunisia: The Jewel of North Africa

Tunisia: The Jewel of North Africa

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 12 people
Destination(s): Tunisia  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching  
Season: February
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 6410 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6410 US Dollar (USD)

Our Tunisia birding tour takes us to several spectacular sites, ranging from towering mountains, desert oases and vast tidal saltpans, in search of a host of very special resident and migratory birds. Some of the highlight species we will be targeting are the endangered White-headed and Marbled Duck, Yelkouan Shearwater, Bonelli’s Eagle, Cream-colored Courser, Greater Hoopoe-Lark and Desert Sparrow.

We will also have the opportunity to observe some really endangered North African mammals, including the spectacular Addax, Scimitar-horned Oryx, Dama and Dorcas Gazelle, the bizarre but beautiful Jerboa, and the cute, hamster-like Gundi.

Obviously, we cannot ignore Tunisia’s archaeological treasures, and we will also visit several world-famous and amazing sites, including the Punic City of Carthage, the Roman Empire’s 3rd largest Coliseum, and ancient Muslim medinas (walled cities). With comfortable accommodations, great food, friendly people, impressive antiquities and abundant birds, time spent in Tunisia could not be more pleasurable!

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Important Information
Tour Dates - 11 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015 (9 days)
Tour Price (Per Person)- Price to be announced
Spaces Available - Spaces available
Can be Linked With - Morocco - Atlas to Sahara I

Tour Fact Sheet
Top Birds
Houbara Bustard (rare), White-headed & Marbled Duck, Yelkouan Shearwater, Bonelli’s Eagle, Cream-colored Courser, Barbary Partridge, Black-bellied, Spotted, Crowned and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Egyptian Nightjar, Greater Hoopoe-Lark, Thick-billed, Desert & Temminck’s Lark, Moussier’s Redstart, Fulvous Babbler, Tristram’s & Sardinian Warbler, African Desert Warbler, Desert Sparrow

Top Mammals
Addax, Scimitar-horned Oryx, Dama & Dorcas Gazelle, Fennec Fox, Gundi, Jerboa

Habitats Covered: mountains, scrub, desert, semi-desert, oases, tidal saltpans, coastal wetlands

Expected Climate: Warm to hot with cooler evenings

Max Group Size: 12 with 2 leaders
Tour Pace & Walking: Very relaxed with some longer walks

Accommodation: comfortable
Ease of Birding: Mostly easy with some trickier species
Other Attractions:Spectacular desert scenery, world-famous Punic City of Carthage, the Roman Empire’s 3rd largest Coliseum & other fantastic historical sites, ancient Muslim medinas (walled cities), fantastic food, great shopping opportunities

Photographic Opportunities: excellent

Airfare is not included in the tour price.


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