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Nice lake if you're lucky to see it red!

This lake is nominated for being in the UNESCO world heritage list and it deserves to be there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Nice Day Trip

Really enjoyed going to the Pink Lake! The guide books don’t sing too much praise about the Pink... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Waseem T
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our visit the lake was not pink, but more rusty. You can indee float. Very salty. Furtheron not much to do except for a tour on the lake

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hansvink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lake is nominated for being in the UNESCO world heritage list and it deserves to be there, thanks to the microorganisms that cause the color in the water look red. However, certain conditions should be present for the red color to show. So you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shuaitto
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed going to the Pink Lake! The guide books don’t sing too much praise about the Pink Lake but we loved it. We took a boat out to see how the salt is collected (it’s really backbreaking work) and joined some women (part of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Waseem T
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We learned a lot here and got to see the surrounding area. This was our first encounter with vendors. They drive a hard bargain!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Misha1by
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Lac rosé is worth the short trip from Dakar. Yes, indeed - the lake is not always pink, unfortunately. And yes, it is not a perfectly cleaned-up-for-tourists lake. Because it is real: People produce salt here, in the same way it has been practiced decades...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank TravelsAndVoyages
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

It's unfortunate that I came during the rainy season and the lake was not pink at this time. I was told by a local that the fresh rain water changes the waters chemistry and that the color will begin to change again in October. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol W
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Lake is beautiful. Make sure to visit it in the afternoon, as the colors are not showing up until the sun has done some work. Rent a boat to get close to the salt-miners. Visit the restaurant at the end of the lake to take...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank TorbenJ87
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Interesting place to visit, but not important. It's just an extremely salty lake from which salt is mined in little canoes that may or may not have a pink tone to it when you visit. Like much of Senegal, it's very dirty, with trash strewn...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SCalCanz
Reviewed June 18, 2018

just right! good weather and a ot tof wild animals to see, great experiance ! very hostile country , very friendly people, good place to go

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ilze A
Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is a typical tourist trap. The lake is small and not that pink, but they tried to "develop" it and turn into a better attraction with boats, ATV, cafes and of course tourist shops and hotels. There is a lot of selling pressure and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from cuteNwild | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have met a nanny (who could be your guide too) while there and I regret not having her phone number... I think you could ask the owner of the hotel or in the expat community (expatblog.comm) for a trustworthy person... More