Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar which is in West Africa.

It is so named for its pink waters, caused by Dunaliella salina algae in the water that produce a red pigment that uses sunlight to create more energy, turning the waters pink.The color is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily.The lake also has a small salt collecting industry and is often the finishing point of the Dakar Rally.

Many salt collectors work 6–7 hours a day in the lake, which has a salt content of up to 40% in some areas. In order to protect their skin, they rub their skin with “Beurre de Karité” (Shea Butter), which is an emollient used to avoid tissue damage

Just another reason Africa is the most beautiful place on earth, and don’t forget the natural Shea Butter protecting the skin from tissue damage that stems from working in water with high salt levels for hours

Africa is the home of the Shea tree, and the VAST majority of the worlds natural resources. Its the only continent that could live completely off its own resources. You could go on forever explaining why Africa is the richest piece of land on the planet.

Africa is in your DNA don’t forget to have pride in who you are and where you come from.

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