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As if a pink lake weren't striking enough, these nearby dunes offer more unforgettable experiences.

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The dunes of Pink Lake

Sudden dunes to accompany an amazing lake.

In the vicinity of Lake Retba (aka "Pink Lake") north of Dakar, there's another phenomenon a few kilometres west of the famous body of water that you shouldn't leave without checking out (and local as well as Dakar-based operators offer 4x4 vehicles for the purpose). What you'll find is landscape suddenly transformed into a desert, with sand stretching as far as the eye can see. In fact, it can be so disconcerting and disorienting that a guided tour is probably the best way to go; that will allow you to better navigate this sandy expanse, from which you can contemplate the singular Pink Lake on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Quite an experience.

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