Lake Retba or Lac Rose, Senegal

Lake Retba, Senegal (4)

Lake Retba, Senegal

Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30km north-east of the capital, Dakar in northwest Africa. It is named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas. Like the Dead Sea the lake is sufficiently buoyant that people can float easily.

Lake Retba, Senegal (3)

Lac Rose, Senegal

Lake Retba, Senegal (5)

Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30km north-east of the capital, Dakar in northwest Africa.

Lake Retba, Senegal (2)

Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30km north-east of the capital, Dakar in northwest Africa.

Lake Retba, Senegal (6)

Lake Retba, Senegal (1)