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Lake Retba (Lac Rose)
Lake Retba (Lac Rose)

Lake Retba (Lac Rose) Tours and Activities

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A unique natural phenomenon located around 35 kilometers northeast of Dakar, Lake Retba (or Lac Rose) draws day-tripping tourists and local Dakarois to its sandy shores to marvel at the magical pink color of its water.

Separated from the Atlantic Ocean only by narrow sand dunes, the pink hue of Lake Retba is caused by the high salt content of the water, which is said to be 10 times that of most regular oceans and almost twice that of the Dead Sea. In fact, the salt content changes with the seasons and the amount of daylight, with the lake actually fluctuating from a light mauve to deep pink. This is all quite the spectacle, particularly when the light is just right, and the best time to witness the magic is when the sun is high during the dry season from November through to June.

Full-day tours to Lac Rose from Dakar are the most common way to visit, and these will usually include round-trip transportation, lunch, a boat ride on the lake, and the opportunity to check out the salt-collecting industry on its shores. You can swim in the lake, buoyed by the salt, and optional activities such as a camel ride or an ATV ride through the dunes are also available.

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Visit of Lac Rose - 1/2 day

Visit of Lac Rose - 1/2 day

Private tour in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced and licensed guide and a driver. Some of the most impressive sites in Senegal are the water bodies. If you have the chance to visit only one lake in Senegal, without a doubt, it should be Lac Retba. The pink color of this lake is due to the effect of the algae Dunaliella salina. Lots of tourists come here and you shouldn't miss this opportunity.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.85
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Colors and fragrances of Senegal base 02 pax

Colors and fragrances of Senegal base 02 pax

This tour will make you feel the Senegalese culture in all its forms and aspects going from the atypical village to the modern city, the park of Dioudj, the historical city of Saint louis, the desert of Lompoul, the island of Gorée and its dark history .
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,047.85
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Full Day Tour in Pink Lake and Bandia Wildlife Reserve

Full Day Tour in Pink Lake and Bandia Wildlife Reserve

This tour to Bandia reserve and pink lake will give you a chance to watch the wildlife closely in an eco friendly nature .Be prepared with camera as you will have a nature watching dunes of salt ,bathing in the lake to enjoy the floating sensation being a wonderful experience .
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$327.89
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Motorcycle raid

Motorcycle raid

This tour will put you in contact directly with the local population. Being at the heart of people's lives and feeling the authenticity of nature
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,190.12
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Tam Tam

Tam Tam

This circuit will take you around Senegal in ten days via Gambia with this circuit you will discover Senegal from the depths
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,331.12
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Call of the desert

Call of the desert

This tour makes you visit the desert of lompoul djoudj national park and the historical old city of saint louis.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,038.68
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14 Days 13 Nights Senegal Safari Tour

14 Days 13 Nights Senegal Safari Tour

This tour to Senegal will give you a chance to watch the wildlife closely in an eco- friendly nature. Be prepared with a camera as you will have a nature walk accompanied by the lions. It is a lifetime experience you would not like to miss. The 14- Day safari is a combination of wildlife experience and city tour to Dakar, Goree Island, Pink Lake, Lompoul Desert, explore of Touba, not forgetting Kedougou, and the twin village of Joal& Fadiouth. It is an excellent experience and worthwhile
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  • 14 days
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$3,612.31
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Bassary countries

Bassary countries

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This circuit will make you taste the authentic lifestyles of Senegalese from the depths and authentic men
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Lake Retba (Lac Rose) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake Retba (Lac Rose) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Lake Retba (Lac Rose) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake Retba (Lac Rose) costs USD 116.85. Guided Lake Retba (Lac Rose) tours start around USD 116.85 per person.
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