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NZULEZU STILT VILLAGE – VISIT GHANA

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Near the border of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, is a village that is unique in all of Ghana. Spectacular scenery of the 400-year-old stilt propped water settlement of Nzulezu, is a unique village built on stilts on Lake Tadane, which is home to hundreds of people in the Western Region.

In the Western Region of Ghana, amidst tranquil lagoons and dense mangroves, lies the enchanting Nzulezu Stilt Village. This entire community is perched high above the river. It’s beyond being one of Ghana’s most enchanting locations; it also exhibits traditional architecture.

Nzulezu Village

Nzulezu is a Nzema word meaning ‘surface of water’. The inhabitants of the village are said to have migrated from Walata, a city in the ancient Ghana Empire, the earliest of the Western Sudanese States. According to tradition, ancestors of the village were brought to their present place by a snail.

Nzulezu Village is located the journey to Nzulezu is an adventure of its own. As you approach the village, the sight of wooden huts, elevated above the water, with children playing and locals going about their daily chores, is both surreal and heartwarming.

Life in Nzulezu is wonderfully intertwined with nature. The villagers have mastered the art of living in harmony with their surroundings, utilizing the resources of the lagoon while preserving its delicate ecosystem. From fishing to weaving, their traditional practices have been passed down through generations.

Fishing is the main occupation in this village.

Visiting Nzulezu offers a glimpse into a way of life that’s both ancient and remarkably sustainable. It’s a reminder of the diverse cultures that make Ghana so unique and the myriad ways in which its people have adapted to and thrived in their natural environments.

Is this among the most beautiful places in Ghana to visit? 100%!

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