GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Ganvie is a lake village in Benin, built on Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou. With a population of around 20,000 people, it is one of the largest floating villages in Africa.

FABIO'S REVIEW

Green-Visiting

An interesting village on lake Nokoue, sometimes called “The African Venice” by people who certainly never visited Venice. It is a nice day trip from Cotonou: take a moto-taxi or bush taxi from the Cotonou city center (for ex. Eglise Saint Michel) to the Calavi embarkation point, hop on a pirogue and enjoy the scenery. Beware, most people will ask for money as soon as they see you taking pictures.

You can see footage of this village in several videos, for example “On Inequalities” and “Sailing on the 7 Seas”.

PICTURES

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Ganvie floating village - 1481

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Ganvie floating village - 1482

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Ganvie floating village - 1483

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Ganvie floating village - 1484

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Ganvie floating village - 1486

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Ganvie floating village - 1487 cover

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Ganvie floating village - 1489 cover

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Ganvie floating village - 1493 cover

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