Boats on Lac Rose in Senegal

Lac Rose is located on the outskirts of Dakar and makes for a great day trip from Dakar. There is plenty to do and see in Lac Rose, not least of all the pink lake.

Be warned, though, that Lac Rose does not always appear pink. Try to visit on a day that is not windy if you want to see the brilliant rose color of the lake.

Lac Rose has a number of activities you can participate in, including ATV rides, shopping at the local market, boat rides, walking tours, and 4×4 safaris, pirogue tours, and salt flats.

The area where most of the shops and hotels are located is very small, and Lac Rose can easily be visited on foot.

There are several hotels and camping sites around Lac Rose, some of which allow non-guests to use their swimming pools for 2000 CFA and all of which allow non-guests to eat at their restaurants.

Lac Rose is also the finishing point for the famous Paris to Dakar rally, so if you’re lucky enough to be in Senegal during that time, it’s a great time to visit Lac Rose.