Attached to the governorate of Kebili, the delegation of Douz, the national park of Jebil (or Jbil) the great national park of the Sahara, it is located about 80 km south of Douz, and nearly 100 km from the city of Kébili . It is owned by Cherkhats de Glissia and Zaafrane. It covers a total area of 150,000 hectares.
Jebil National Park is the largest Tunisian national park. Access to the park is from a track at the base of Douz. Its creation was formalized on October 24, 1994. A few millennia ago, the site was of the pseudo-shrub savannah type typical of the sub-Saharan average. The biological characteristics of this ecosystem, through their ecological and scientific interests, justified the creation of a national park at the end of the 1980s.
The mountain range culminates at only 220 meters, but dates from the Upper Cretaceous, which gives it a particular allure and gives birth to an exceptional landscape which arises, like a mirage, the Grand Erg Oriental.
This 12,600 hectare park has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a biosphere reserve.
Jebil National Park is home to thousands of migratory birds such as greylag geese, whistling ducks, coots, and storks. Sparrows, birds of prey, reptiles, turtles and buffalos have also found their euphoria in this park.
To top it off, an ecomuseum explains how the park’s ecosystem works atop a hill.