About Lac Rose, Senegal
Lac Rose also known as the Lake Retba or Lake Rose is located about an hour away from Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. The beautiful vivid pink lake in Senegal is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by narrow white sand dunes, the high salt content of the lake makes it unsuitable for most aquatic organisms to survive in it but the few fishes that manage to survive in it are smaller than those in normal aquatic environment. Salt from the lake is extracted by over 3,000 collector who protect their skin from tissue damage by using shea butter, this salt is exported across the region and used locally for fish preservation. Lac Rose is being considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and the lake previously served as the finishing point for the Dakar Rally before it was moved to South America.
Hotels near Lac Rose
Book the best hotel Lac Rose available here according tp your accommodation needs. Some of the best 3 star hotels near Lake Rose are L'arc-en-ciel Hotel Lac Rose, Chez Salim Lac Rose and Soleil d'Espoir hotel. Scan through our full Lac Rose hotels list for more Lake Retba accommodation options at the best rates online.
Things to do at Lac Rose, Senegal
Some of the fun things to at Lac Rose include: a camel ride around the lake as you soak in the beauty of the pink lake in Senegal or rent a quad bike and enjoy a boat ride. The high salt content of Lake Retba makes it easy for people to float on it, take a hike to the nearby Atlantic Ocean, a boat tour or shop for souvenirs at several artworks shops around.
You can access Lac Rose by hiring a car or the cheaper option which is the bush taxi. You’ll have to change the bush taxi at Rufisque and Keur Massa, then walk 5km to the lake. A taxi can hired for 20,000cfa.Enjoy your visit to Lake Rose while staying at the best Lake Rose hotel only with Jumia Travel. Best Price Guarantee!