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5 Hours Nature tour itinerary for Dakar: Discover The Unusual Pink Lake In Senegal

Dakar

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Nature Tour
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Discover the Unusual Pink Lake in Senegal

Salt collector working at Pink Lake

Dakar-Senegal

Visit Dakar to see the mineral-rich Pink Lake near the city, which serves as the finishing spot of the world-famous Dakar Rally. Meet people of the Fulani village, and learn more about their culture and lifestyle.

DAY 01

day program

  • A 45 minute car ride takes visitors to the Senegalese version of the Dead-Sea: the Pink Lake.

  • The Lake acquired world fame thanks to its color as well as the annual Paris-Dakar Rally.

  • An important center of cooking salt collection, the pink lake (Retba) is one of the most visited places in Senegal. It owes its color to a high concentration of minerals and the presence of tiny micro-organisms.The color changes because of the intensity of sun rays.

  • Later, visit Fulani village, home to the second largest ethnic group in Senegal.

  • Meet with village chief and take pictures with family and compounds.

  • Go on a 4 wheel-drive to see salt collectors harvesting salt from the lake, putting it in small boats, taking it to the shore, and piling it up.

  • 350 USD Per Group
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Tour guide services.

  • 4WD truck.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Beverage.

  • Gratuities.

Note: An important center of cooking salt collection, the Pink lake (Retba) is one of the most visited places in Senegal.

Dakar

Nature
Nature Tour
Rural
Rural Experience Tour
Eco
Eco Tourism Tour
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Contributed By

Oumar Kebe

starting from
USD 350
Type of Tour

Private Tour

Departures

This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 09:00 hours.

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