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Chott El Jerid

Tozeur, Tunisia
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Tozeur
Type: Bodies of Water
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London, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A place beyond the norm...you simply drive throught it and forget where you are! It's a vast salt lake....like a huge sea! You can't see the end of it. You need to drive across it. Just unbelievable!! Make sure though you have plenty of water and the car you are driving must have aircon. You need it...it's very hot! Apart... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Amazing location, drove through on a packed louage from kebili, well worth the journey just to see this fantastic landscape, purple water and salt stretches, mirages and surreal beauty!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is purely a passing through experience as there are no facilities for tourists. There is a local shop and toilets but advise you not to depend on these. They are very kocal

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Split, Croatia
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Literally it is not how the title sounds, this dried lake in the middle of Sahara desert is really breathtaking! Try to go there in dawn, just before the sunrise, I'll give you a hint why - while the sun is rising up, you can make awesome photos illusions...

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Sousse, Tunisia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There is quite an amazing landscape while crossing the chott. If you stop you car and walk out a bit away from the road the silence is intense. very unique

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

On my 2nd day of the Sahara trip, we went to Chott El Jerid (the Great Salt Lake Desert) during the time of sunrise around 5.45am. This area goes on for miles and miles from Douz to Tozeur, The silence of the whole place is astounding,,,,,if you can capture the sunrise over the salt lake, it'll be very much worth... More

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Biddulph, England, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I will never forget this place. The utter, utter silence and vast distances. It had been a wet winter and the whole Chott (?) was covered with a thin film of water. It was completely still, and literally like a mirror. The reflection of the Atlas mountains was pin-sharp and miles and miles away. I did not attempt to take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Brilliant any time of year, visited with the tour guide Ali Saadi Touareg Tours from Tozeur. Stopped for coffee and photo opportunities ont he way to Douz and into the desert.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

So the plan was to get up around 4 to get to the salt flats to see the sunrise... Little did we know that because of the clouds we'll see... clouds! And salt... lots of it. As far as the eye can see actually. Nice view and worthy experience. Never seen anything similar. Also the memory of seeing "Bosnia" written... More

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We drove from Douz to Tozeur across the Chott el Jerid in October 2013. The sun was shining in a clear sky and it was very hot. Initially it looked like we were travelling over the marshland at the edge of a sea, but after half an hour we were in the middle of the salt pan, sparkling white salt... More

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