Gorée Island & Lac Rose

lac rose



Departure in the morning for Dakar. Visit of the artisanal village of Soumbédioune and its different trades (basket makers, sculptors, weavers, jewelers…). Visit of a sand painting gallery in Soumbédioune then lunch. You will head to the pier to take the boat that will take you to Gorée Island after a 20-minute crossing.

Visit of the Fort d’Estrées which today houses the historical museum, visit of the House of Slaves, walk on the cliff of the island called the Castel where you can see the monument of the Gorée Almadies Memorial.

Stroll through the friendly alleys of the island, lined with houses dating from the colonial era. Then, departure for the Lac Rose where lunch is planned. The lake was born from a lagoon, which a movement of the dunes, along the sea, ended up closing in the 15th century. It is located a few hundred meters from the ocean, in the middle of a landscape of dunes and scrubland. Its peculiarity is quite exceptional, it is pink when the sun is overhead and at dusk, the pink darkens to take on nuanced shades of mauve or violet.

In addition to its color, its high salinity (300 gr/liter) places it in second position after the Dead Sea. Everything floats there. This saline concentration allows the women of the surrounding villages to directly extract the salt that settles at the bottom of the lake. The visit of the salt pans will allow you to witness the extraction of salt by the Fulani women of the surrounding villages. This exploitation, by means of picks, is a boon that supports a large number of families. Then, ride in an all-terrain vehicle on the sand dunes surrounding the lake, guaranteed sensations. Return to the hotel.


Benefit from preferential rates negotiated with our partner (starting from – rates vary depending on the date).

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  • For 4 people:       € 65 net per person
  • For 3 people:       € 85 net per person
  • For 2 people:       € 115 net per person

These prices include:

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 4×4 in the dunes
  • Local lunch
  • Round trip crossing by boat
  • Entrance to the House of Slaves

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