Boukornine National Park

The park covers an area of 1939 hectares and protects a number of animal and plant species some of which are rare. The park was named after the great mountain found around the region; it owes its name to the two highlights of altitude 576 and 493 meters at the top. The park has two main entrances. The most frequently used is next to the Chalet vert restaurant and the second is by the Ain Zargua fresh water spring.

The park name “Bou Kornine” originates from an Arabic word and it means “the one with two horns”. The mountain was before considered as sacred and religious rituals place during the ancient Carthage and the natives used to perform their rituals from here. The park is occupied by many species of plants and animals with the mountainous slopes being covered by Aleppo pine and cedar.