Daydream: Lake Retba, Senegal

That’s right friends…I can’t stop daydreaming about this PINK lake!  Situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar, Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water.  If the color weren’t enough to make you smile, it should be known that Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. In fact, Lake Retba has an almost one and a half times higher salt content than the Dead Sea.  (SOURCE).  More pics HERE– in case, like me, you can’t get enough of this!!!

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4 thoughts on “Daydream: Lake Retba, Senegal

  1. Yes, please!!! Sign me up! This is gorgeous… I bet that high salt water would also be a great exfoliator! 😉 🙂

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