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About Nefta

Nefta is an oasis town found in southwestern Tunisia. The town is close to the area's saline lake - Chott El-Jarid which generates an important supply of phosphates. Nefta is an ancient city bursting with its own unique character. Walking around the town it feels like you've stepped in a time machine and climbed out in Nefta when it existed hundreds of years ago.

Nefta Alley

Image by Veronique Debord

Nefta is home to loads of mosques and hundred of marabouts (which are Muslim saints). The most popular attraction in Nefta is the renowned Sufi site which makes the town the second holiest in Tunisia.

Nefta landscape

Neft is a town that's serious about its date-growing and is rather famous for its palm wine made from the dates.

Image by Veronique Debord

Nefta's old city

As a religious town, mosques are sprinkled throughout the town. You'll also find the tombs and shrines and the tombs of many local holy figures in the Sufi centre.

Image by Veronique Debord

Nefta life

Nefta's neighbour, Tozeur is a tad more touristy even though it's managed to preserve its medina where traditional old residences are hidden.

Image by Veronique Debord


Image by Roman Scheiwiller

As an oasis town, Nefta has to get its water source from somewhere. That somewhere is a cirque of springs known as the Corbeille de Nefta.

Nefta is an extremely religious town in Tunisia that offers travellers a peek into Muslim culture within an oasis town.


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