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Cotonou Shore Excursion: Ganvie village on Stilts
Half a day excursion. Drive to Calavi and boarding to reach Ganvie by boat:
Very close to the Ocean , the largest and most beautiful African stilt village.
We will cross the Lake Nokwe with a motorized boat to reach Ganvie, the largest and most beautiful African stilt village. The approximately 25,000 inhabitants, of the Tofinou ethnic group, build their huts on teak stilts and cover the roofs with a thick layer of leaves. Fishing is their main activity. The village has been able to preserve its particular customs and environment as despite the long-lasting human presence in a closed environment, the lake is not over fished.
Life unfolds each day within the canoes that men, women and children lead with ease using brightly colored poles. It is with these canoes that men fish, women deliver goods to the market and children go to school and play.