- Lake Assal
Located on the western side of the Gulf of Tadjoura, Lake Assal is estimated to be 155 meters below sea level, making it the lowest point of Africa. It is also considered the largest salt reserve in the world. Lake Assal is a national treasure and is in the process of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site. People are discouraged to swim in this lake due to its high level of salt that can cause itching.