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In The Footsteps Of Jugurtha Tour

Country: Tunisia
City: El Kef
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Hiking

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In the footsteps of Jugurtha

Jugurtha is a Numidian king who lived during the second half of the 2nd century BC We will follow his steps to discover the Berber: architecture and culture.

Day1: KESRA - MAKTHAR - EL KEF:
Northeast of Tunisia, about fifty km from Siliana, on the road to Kairouan, rises the village of Kesra on a hill of 1200m above sea level. This Berber village considered the highest in Tunisia is characterized by a Berber architecture based on the construction of large blocks of stone. This hilltop village is known for the quality of its spring water cascading by creating with the greenery of the plains, a breathtaking landscape.
To better understand the way of life of Berbers we advise you to visit the museum of arts and popular traditions of the village. It offers you a beautiful collection of traditional clothes and jewels and exposes some habits of the daily Berber.
Continue to Makthar area just 16km from Kesra. Your next station will be the archeological site of Makthar (the ancient Maktaris). This site of Numidian origin, later Romanized, is home to a unique collection of Roman and Numidian monuments such as megalithic dolmens and schola juvenes as well as the great baths and the Trajan's Arch.
Do not miss the visit of the site museum if you have the possibility, several objects that were discovered during the excavations are exposed. If you arrive at the Kef before 16h, visit the Kasbah of Kef, a fortress built in 1600 by the Ottomans to defend the city of Kef.
Overnight at a hotel in Kef City.

Day 2: Table Jugurtha - Back:
Do not get up late. This day is dedicated to the visit of Jugurtha Table. Buy your Kef food and take the road to Kalaat Snan where a 1271m high plateau, a rare or unique geological structure in the world, rises. The Jugurtha Table is so called because it served as a fortress for the army of the Numidian king Jugurtha during his war against Rome.
The Table is accessible by a staircase cut in the rock. Caves and ponds are also dug; the caves served as granaries for the basins, they were necessary for the collection of rainwater. Do not get too close to the coast, the cliffs they form are a bit dangerous.

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