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Lac Assal is 150m (492ft) below sea level, and is an aquatic wilderness surrounded by dormant volcanoes and black lava fields. The lake is a one-day trip on the tarmac road west from the capital. You will pass Lac Goubet on the way, a seawater loch...more
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A very salty lake with large salt flats at the edges. On the drive from Djibouti city see mountains, canyons, Afar tribe settlements, etc. We also did a short camel ride on the salt beach which I would recommend for the experience. We were there...More
Lake Assal is a very salty lake in Djibouti
Frankly I was expecting somewhat of a Dead Sea experience, however the landscape and the sensation is totally different
While technically saltier than the Dead Sea, lake Assal has a composition more like a normal ocean...More
Thus is truly a unique experience and not one to be missed if you are in Djibouti. There are a few good views along the way there from Djibouti City, but the main attraction is the lake with its bed of salt, warm water, and...More
The trip to Lac Assal is one of the places where i want to visit again and again.
The views and sceneries are beautiful and not seen before.
The natural salt crystals are so shinning and water so clean.
When I visited it a few days ago, Lac Assal was not emerald and green but brown and grey. The guide said the new factory started emitting chemical waste into the lake a week or two ago. If it continues, I would have second thought...More
Lake Assal is a crater lake in the Danakil Desert in central Djibouti. Dormant volcanoes and black lava fields back its emerald water. More than 150m below sea level, it’s the lowest point in Africa and the 3rd lowest place on Earth. The wet section...More
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We did not see any taxis or public transit out that way. We arranged a car/driver through the tourist office in the center of town. For 6 of us was $300 for the day which included a short camel ride at the lake.