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Lake Rose, like dead sea

Was very inquisitive to take a peek at this lake which turns pink if the temperature and speed of... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Lagos, Nigeria
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Lac Rose - Lake Retba well worth a visit

The drive from Dakar was long, but fun and the place is well worth it ! The salt lake is quite... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2017
Nouakchott, Mauritania
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A true natural phenomenon located only 30 miles from Dakar, the highly saline Pink Lake lives up to its name.
Rufisque, Senegal
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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

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

Thank hassanmorowa
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

Thank michaelcoppage
Reviewed December 24, 2017

The drive from Dakar was long, but fun and the place is well worth it ! The salt lake is quite unique and it was rose and pinkish as we rode across in a little boat. People collecting salt stand in the shallow waters for...More

Thank anikakrstic
Reviewed September 29, 2017

A fascinating corner of Senegal showing another aspect of daily life so different from the city! From October the amazing pink colour starts to deepen but it can be seen earlier too. Wonderful to get out on the lake in a boat ... or even...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The lake itself is really well worth a visit, as you can't find many pink lakes in the world. However in March, when I was there, the water wasn't that pink. The colour depends on the amount of sunlight. In some areas it was close...More

5  Thank zsrepasy
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Lake Retba, better known as Pink Lake, owes its fame to its tint that turns from pink to mauve depending on the intensity of the sun's rays. The lake is a large shallow lagoon, located a few hundred meters from the ocean and surrounded by...More

4  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed October 9, 2016

The day we visited it was not the perfect day for the lake to be at it brightest pink color, but it was nice trip, our guide explained to us about the lake, you can have a boat trip and have a dip if you...More

2  Thank boudi81
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Nice lake but is it worth a visit? First of all the road from Dakar is not easy, it goes through the smallest villages with massive traffic due to the very slow moving cars and tracks, wondering people and donkeys. The lake itself is quite...More

5  Thank Alex F
Reviewed July 11, 2016

This unique body of water is located about an hour north of Dakar. If you are arriving into DKR airport in the morning, go see this lake and then go to check into your Dakar hotel, otherwise you will have to double back. A taxi...More

6  Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
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