107 km from Djibouti, 17 km from the Unity Road, 98 km from Tadjourah. Lake Assal, 20 km long and 10 km wide, is the third largest salt lake in the world after the Dead Sea and Lake Tiberias.
This is probably one of the most spectacular places on the planet. Located at -157 m below sea level, it is characterized by the dark or bright blue of its waters and the salt crust that borders it. It is so white, so thick, that it is called ice floe. The whole thing stands out on a strip of tawny sand and dark mountain tops. An unforgettable painting!
Important tip! With reverberation, the salt ice pack can be dazzling during the day and prevent you from fully enjoying the diversity of colours. This is why it is strongly advised to come early in the morning or late afternoon, in order to benefit from a beautiful luminosity. Good sunglasses (polarized is even better!) and a hat won't be a luxury. Not to mention something to drink. Remember, this is one of the hottest places on the planet.
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