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A true natural phenomenon located only 30 miles from Dakar, the highly saline Pink Lake lives up to its name.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've enjoyed that place with a good view on the lake. I've wanted to see people that are extracting salt but my time of visit was not the good one.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Moustafa S
Reviewed September 4, 2019

Our cab driver (which we got randomly off the streets of Dakar) took us to his friend's tour company and when we tried to shop around, we were pressured into buying a tour instead. He quoted us $60 per person, we got it down to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gina B
Reviewed June 4, 2019

as we never see before. going to senegal dont loosse lake retba it is near Dakar, no more than 100 km in good road with beautifull landscapes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ZOEHLER
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

We were there on the right season apparently (according to websites) but still no pink. So many constructions starting around it's really affecting the nice landscape. Dunes are nice though.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DamienJ01
Reviewed February 17, 2019

I visited Lac Rose with friends. It is a good day trip out of Dakar a hours ride. The lake itself is not always pink, but when it is, its very beautiful with vivid range pink shades. Across the lake, you can have a decent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
25  Thank Vijay66610
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

It's not an amazing place, but if you ate passing it's worth a visit. I think the lake gets pinker as the day goes on. And you can watch the fishermen collect salt while you are hassled to buy souvenirs. The hotel/restaurant next door is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dom682014
Reviewed September 5, 2018

When we went here, the lake is not that pink *sigh*. But once you took a photo of it, there is not much you can do on the place

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Charls059
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Was very inquisitive to take a peek at this lake which turns pink if the temperature and speed of wind is right. Was not lucky to see it go pink, Not very far from Dakar, the lovely roads of Dakar made it even closer.Wow the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CSRam
Reviewed April 24, 2018

The place was OK. The lake may not seem pink but as you go towards the lake and get accustomed you realise its actually pink. We got a chance to enter into the area they scooped salt and saw it first hand being scooped by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hassan M
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Lac Rose a.k.a Pink Lake is one of the most unique experiences I've had. The lake is colored by blooming algae when hit directly by sunlight. Nothing can survive in the water but the algae due to its high salt concentrations . The water is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank michaelcoppage
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