Lake Retba is called by locals "Lac Rose", which means "pink lake". The reason is that it contains a very high concentration of cyanobacteria, which gives the water a strong pink colour, making a truly unique sight. Visitors can also see workers collecting salt from the lake in the traditional manner.
Do & See
Giant bronze statues, fantastic art museums, mosques, cathedrals and tons of fascinating history mean that you're sure to find plenty to do in Dakar. If you feel like exploring a bit further outside the city, attractions like the pink Lake Retba, the Village des Tortues, and the nearby Gorée Island make for great day trips.