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Lake Assal, Djibouti

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Dip your feet in the salty waters of Lake Assal, a crater lake situated at the top of the Great Rift Valley in the Danakil Desert. Although rich in minerals, the lake water does not support any life other than bacteria. Still, salt collection here--in the world's largest natural salt deposit--provides an income for local farmers. One of the hottest places on earth, the underground of the lake continuously evaporates, creating ever more layers of solid salt bed, over which you can even drive a car. Gaze at the surreal, sunken landscapes with scant thorny bushes, camels, lizards, small birds, and insects. Using our online itinerary creator, Djibouti attractions like Lake Assal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 clea...  more »
  • Unforgettable, beautiful colors, a dream setting. Not to be missed if you are has Djibouti. Next there is a source of hot water with a fish pedicure natural beautiful
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  • One of the most stunning places I have ever seen. A white salty coast and crystal clear turquoise water. Simply amazing!!! 💞
  • Lots of salt. By the ocean. In Djibouti. Neat.
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