Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

December 19, 2013 | in Travel

This unique stilt village is located in the north-western part of Lake Nokoue, In Benin, and exists in this form for about five hundred years.

The population of the village is about twenty thousand people. It was founded by the people of Tovino tribe, which were trying to defend against slavery here. Later, they were joined by representatives of other tribes. All the buildings are built on wooden stilts, and rise over the water. There’s even a floating market. The main income of local people is from tourism and fishing.

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

Ganvie: Stilt Village on Lake Nokoue

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