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a VirtualTourist member from Saskatoon


Festival of the Sahara

The Festival of the Sahara in Douz, has not been scheduled yet according to the Tunisian Tourist office in Montreal. Does anyone know when they do set the date? They do assure me that it is always in December......
When the date is set, how difficult is it to find accomodation?
I am looking for something very spartan. It does not need to be fancy.Is there opportunities to live with local people?
Thanks, merci
Stuart flatoutpa

2 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from London

last year it was 25-28 december. there are huge hotels there but they were all full when we were there, didnt matter we had our car and hadnt wanted to stay there anyway. but book ahead if you do want to. Douz seems a pretty good spot to stay a night or two. there are smaller hotels in the town without having to resort to the big tourist hotels. check the lonely planet etc guidebooks.
my lonely planet and rough guides were very helpful.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Dorset

We went last year too, we also had a car, with camping equipment.
Although it is cold at night a tent is a good option. Kebili is a good option for accommodation and is only about 30 mins away. Arrive at the festival site early and be prepared to wait around for the start. We arrived at 12.30, the entertainment started at 15.00.
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