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THE PINK LAKE

The place was OK. The lake may not seem pink but as you go towards the lake and get accustomed you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hassanmorowa
,
Nairobi, Kenya
It really is pink!

Lac Rose a.k.a Pink Lake is one of the most unique experiences I've had. The lake is colored by... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
michaelcoppage
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
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A true natural phenomenon located only 30 miles from Dakar, the highly saline Pink Lake lives up to its name.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“sand dunes” (5 reviews)
“get away” (2 reviews)
“take photos” (2 reviews)
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Rufisque, Senegal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 15 January 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
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Reviewed 24 December 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
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Reviewed 29 September 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
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Reviewed 7 April 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
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Reviewed 24 November 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
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Reviewed 9 October 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
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Reviewed 16 August 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
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Reviewed 12 July 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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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Swimming in lac rose is soooo relaxing. Water is so dense due to salt presence. Because of algaes, the lake has pinkish colour. It might be not visible at the very first sight, but just move your head a bit or move a bit -...More

3  Thank Daria S
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