Ichkeul National Park

Ichkeul National Park

Comprising a large lake and wetland area by the side of Ichkeul Mountain, Ichkeul National Park is the only natural area in North Africa to be recognized as a World Heritage Site. Easily reached from the capital, Tunis, this is …

Bouhedma National Park

Bouhedma National Park

Probably Tunisia’s most important national park, Bouhedma was created in 1980 and is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The 165-sq-km (64-sq-mi) park is dominated by a type of gumtree and scrub, the last traces of the savannah that once spread …

Jebel Nafusa

Jebel Nafusa

Towns and villages – many deserted and derelict – cling to the rocky hillsides of the Jebel Nafusa. This narrow east-west range rises steeply from the arid coastal lowlands and its southern slopes merge with an immense, empty gravel plain. …

Green Mountains

Green Mountains

Most of Libya’s vast, barren landscape does not receive sufficient rainfall for settled agriculture. Desert lakes are salt and the network of wadis, apart from brief periods after rain, is dry. The Green Mountains (Jebel al-Akhdar) of northern Cyrenaica, where …