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Lago Rosa

Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal
+221 78 433 98 24
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See salt-miners work and take a late lunch with a nice view

Lake is beautiful. Make sure to visit it in the afternoon, as the colors are not showing up until... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Torben J
Worth a Few Minutes

Interesting place to visit, but not important. It's just an extremely salty lake from which salt... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
SCalCanz
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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  • Poor4%
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“dead sea” (10 reviews)
“pink color” (9 reviews)
“sand dunes” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal
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+221 78 433 98 24
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake is beautiful. Make sure to visit it in the afternoon, as the colors are not showing up until the sun has done some work. Rent a boat to get close to the salt-miners. Visit the restaurant at the end of the lake to take...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Interesting place to visit, but not important. It's just an extremely salty lake from which salt is mined in little canoes that may or may not have a pink tone to it when you visit. Like much of Senegal, it's very dirty, with trash strewn...More

Thank SCalCanz
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

just right! good weather and a ot tof wild animals to see, great experiance ! very hostile country , very friendly people, good place to go

Thank Ilze A
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is a typical tourist trap. The lake is small and not that pink, but they tried to "develop" it and turn into a better attraction with boats, ATV, cafes and of course tourist shops and hotels. There is a lot of selling pressure and...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited Lac Rose. It’s worth the visit. It wasn’t as pink when we went, but it was interesting to see the salt being mined.

Thank Kendra N
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Perhaps I visited at the wrong time of year, but Lac Rose was fairly dry in August so the famous pink color was missing. The large salt mounds were cool, and the beaches a little further down the road were lovely. It wasn't a highlight...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

It nice to see, but please do not expect it to be pink as on some photos. You need perfect light and time of year. It is also not that close to Dakar as you might think, because of heavy traffic. It's not bad, but...More

Thank peterp0lak
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

On arrival i was immediately jumped on by guides wanting to take me out in their boats. i hadnt intended to do this, and wanted peace and quiet. this isn't really possible here. i walked away from the main area and met a man with...More

Thank nikiidsee
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

The lake will turn oink under certain light conditions, and we were lucky! Neareby there are many other activities, including a ride across the dunes.

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Pink depends on the Sun...temp...and algy. A bit out of town and lots of traffic to get there. Worth a visit if done everuthing else.

Thank bajajulio
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Karen F
September 6, 2015|
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Response from cuteNwild | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have met a nanny (who could be your guide too) while there and I regret not having her phone number... I think you could ask the owner of the hotel or in the expat community (expatblog.comm) for a trustworthy person... More
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