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Lago Rosa, Dakar

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
Splash into the pinkish water of Lago Rosa, where salt-processing algae create an unusual color rarely seen in natural lakes and rivers. Take a stroll along the lake's white beaches and enjoy a view of sand dunes, which serve as the end point of the famous Paris-Dakar rally. The pink color of the water is especially striking during the dry season, from November to June. Plan my Dakar trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • A great outing with family. Went around the lake on a boat to see how the salt is harvested and how work is organised around the lake, took a quick dip in the water and heard about the history of...  more »
  • Everybody visiting Dakar goes there, and for a reason! Better going in dry season, I was lucky enough to be there on a day in which the colour was particularly strong. The contrast with the white of.....  more »

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