Chott El Jerid
Chott El Jerid
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Entre Tozeur y Blidet, Tozeur 2200 Tunisia

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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,044 contributions
Sept 2022
Unforgettable experience is again pass through this salt lake, and enjoying the beautiful sunrise. Chott el Djerid (translates as "Lagoon of the Land of Palms") is one extremely interesting large chotts formed where a series of regional aquifers emerge across a region of discharge playas at the northeast extremity of the Bas Saharan Artesian Basin. It is situated in the center-west of the country, between the wonderful cities of Tozeur and Kebili. The Government decided to build a road in the middle of the lake when they realized that it would not be flooded during the winter months. So they saved a lot of time and money to build a road around the lake. It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert, with a surface area of over 7,000 km2. It is extremely beautiful to stay in this area during sunrise. It is a special experience. The site has a typical hot desert climate. Due to the harsh climate with mean annual rainfall of below 100 mm and daytime temperatures sometimes reaching 50 °C or more during summer with dense solar radiation, water evaporates from the lake, and a thin layer of salty crust is formed. In summer Chott el Djerid is almost entirely dried up, and numerous fata morganas occur.
Written 12 October 2022
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Stuart A
Ramsgate, UK246 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
Very interesting for all Star Wars fans, the exterior entrance set to the home of Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen and Aunt Peru, still in good condition after so many years, far off the beaten track in the middle of nowhere, so bleak and desolate.
Written 22 September 2022
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Levi N
Fairfax, VA610 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
Simply awe inspiring. We came to Tozeur to see the Star Wars sites but this blew us away. Impressively flat to the horizon with mirages in the distance. The views at sunset are particularly mind-blowing. Hire a guide to help you get around. Definitely a must do.
Written 5 July 2021
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Strike_right
Tunis, Tunisia86 contributions
Feb 2020
Salt Lake dried, with a road passing middle of it. If nothing else this should be taken only for the view and a very good drive.

Look for the small water ponds- a closer look will tell you a very fascinating story of ages of salt crystal. I would imagine different time of the day you can capture different pictures at same location.
Written 20 February 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania12,973 contributions
Aug 2019
Very early wake up in order to catch the sunrise over the desert - first it sounds totally weird why would I do that I'm on holiday. But once you get out on the salt fields of Chott El Jerid all that disappears and the magic of the desert is taking over.
Chott El Jerid has 2 faces - in the winter and spring it fills with water from the rains and it is a giant lake - and then through summer and autumn it dries out forming a salty field that reaches beyond the horizon.
The soil is salty and the water is dissolving it and that it crystallizes back due to the heat of the sun and desert winds.
You put on top of this a red sunrise - and than you receive an unforgettable memory.
We arrived by the tour bus and stopped somewhere in the middle of the now dried lake to watch the sunrise.
Also you can get some saharan salt - it is there on the side of the road ready for the picking - but don't exaggerate is more like a souvenir than to use it in your cooking.
I just say go see for yourself, words are not enough to describe the experience.
Written 29 December 2019
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Avril60
Singapore, Singapore320 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Nice visit to see the salt lake of Chott El Jerid. Structures were put up on the salt lake to add colour to an otherwise plain site, not sure whether that is a good thing or not. We had a guide who could give us an explanation to the area so I did enjoy the visit.
Written 29 December 2019
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peetajohn
Norton, UK686 contributions
Oct 2019
The main road passes though the middle of this fantastic salt lake so you get to see a lot of it as you travel through it. Yes, a lot of it is just flat whiteness.
However there is a stopping point in the middle. Get out of the vehicle, dip your finger in the water and watch it turn white as it dries - yes it is VERY salty. And it forms quite large crystals.
An interesting trip.
Written 1 November 2019
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KizoTravels
Ljubljana, Slovenia96 contributions
Oct 2018
On the way to Douz, you will pass the huge salt lake Chott El Jerid. The city acts as if you were not on earth but on Mars. Wherever you look, you will see a lake, which is most beautiful in the morning at sunset. That's when you'll take amazingly beautiful photos!
Written 22 September 2019
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ZsofiaK
Budapest, Hungary52 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
At summer the lake is dried up, I recommend to arrive here really early, to catch the sunrise. It is an unforgettable experience.
Written 20 March 2019
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Greg548
Maidenhead, UK373 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Definitely worth the trip. We drove there in our hire car - you don’t need a four-wheel drive to get there. It stretches beyond the horizon and is an awesome landscape, its like being at sea on the land.
Written 4 March 2019
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