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See salt-miners work and take a late lunch with a nice view

Lake is beautiful. Make sure to visit it in the afternoon, as the colors are not showing up until... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Worth the visit

We visited Lac Rose. It’s worth the visit. It wasn’t as pink when we went, but it was interesting... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
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Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 17 July 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

1  Thank TorbenJ87
Reviewed 24 June 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

Thank SCalCanz
Reviewed 18 June 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

Thank Ilze A
Reviewed 10 June 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

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Lac Rose. It’s worth the visit. It wasn’t as pink when we went, but it was interesting to see the salt being mined.

Thank Kendra N
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Perhaps I visited at the wrong time of year, but Lac Rose was fairly dry in August so the famous pink color was missing. The large salt mounds were cool, and the beaches a little further down the road were lovely. It wasn't a highlight...More

Thank HappyTrails2069
Reviewed 4 April 2018

It nice to see, but please do not expect it to be pink as on some photos. You need perfect light and time of year. It is also not that close to Dakar as you might think, because of heavy traffic. It's not bad, but...More

Thank peterp0lak
Reviewed 26 March 2018

On arrival i was immediately jumped on by guides wanting to take me out in their boats. i hadnt intended to do this, and wanted peace and quiet. this isn't really possible here. i walked away from the main area and met a man with...More

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Karen F
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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