Kerkennah – A Tunisian Island (Part One)


Sunday 09 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Never heard of it? Well neither had I… Kerkennah is a small windswept island off the south-east coast of the North African country of Tunisia. Whilst European sun-seekers may well know of the large resort areas of Hamammet, Sousse, Monastir, Tunis or perhaps the island of Djerba; the island of Kerkennah is largely unheard of, and probably still is to a large extent.






Located an hour by ferry from the rather unkempt city of Sfax, this rather flat and in parts desolate island is in fact quite a gem. There are only one or two hotels and a couple of guest houses there, and chances are most are now closed following the revolution, but my times there were way back, around the early/mid 1990’s.








I went there a few times, only stopping when a UK package operation that had the deal on the only hotel decided in their wisdom that karaoke was something that those who sought out peace, a clean beach, palm trees and camels really could not live without. Perhaps they were right, but it didn’t float my boat, and so I went off to other places after that to annually burn my white bits into tanned submission.








Please note that the photos are all pre-digital age, and are just scans of some poor quality 10x15cm (4×6”) snaps. Use these links to see the other posts, Kerkennah (Part Two) and also Kerkennah (Part Three) 




7 thoughts on “Kerkennah – A Tunisian Island (Part One)

  1. […] scans of some poor quality 10x15cm (4×6”) snaps. Use these links to see the other posts, Kerkennah (Part One) and also Kerkennah (Part […]


  2. Sue Slaght says:

    I had never hear of it either Spike until now. I like the old photos. Perhaps just takes on back to those years.

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  3. fredrieka says:

    Mom had a Llama for 8 years.. She loved it, had fun walking around with Leah Llama.. they are in the Camel family … You knew that.


  4. Gill McGrath says:

    They are excellent photos. The first one is a particular cracker! Wow! ( now I am going to read your article and find out about it!)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Aileen says:

    This brings back memories! We went many years ago with Panorama Holidays I think it was.

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