These give rise to incredible pastures, unique in this desert territory, which occasionally benefit some nomadic populations. Contrary to what one might think, the lake was not discovered by an "abbot" but means "rotten" in the local language. Indeed, many fumaroles embalm the air with a terrible smell of sulphur.
It is also an important archaeological site. Indeed, it is here that the oldest lithic remains, dated two or three million years ago, were found, and linked to the discoveries made in the Awash Valley, Ethiopia.
Located southwest of Djibouti, a three- or four-hour drive away.