Vist A Pink Lake (Retba) | Senegal vacations
With its real name “Retba“, Pink Lake is one of the most visited Senegal places in the world. With its pink color so special, its very salty water, the arrivals of the Paris-Dakar rally, the pink lake has conquered the heart of Senegalese, but also many tourists.
A large lagoon of 3 km², 3m deep, northwest of Dakar, the lake has a pink color due to a cyanobacterium, a microscopic organism that makes a red-pink pigment to resist its high salt content. It passes through all the shades of pink to the purple according to the time and the light of the day.
Salt has been exploited since 1970 on the pink lake. One can see men filling the salt canoes and women crammed the ground on the edge to make it dry. On the other hand, all workers weave themselves with shea butter to protect themselves from the high salt content of the lake.
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