Lake Assal Djibouti

Lake Assal

Lake Assal lies around 155 meter below sea level and is the lowest point on the African continent. The water is saltier than the Death Sea and has a salt concentration of 35%. You can spot different colors in the water when it’s sunny. When swimming you will float around because of the high concentration of salt.

From the capital Djibouti City the lake can be visited in one day. On your way you will pass different panoramic views from Canyons. These are great for taking picture. Many souvenirs are displayed at these view pooints. At Lake Assal you can find souvenirs made out of salt.

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