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Nzulenzu

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Doris
October 31, 2021
The entire village is built on stilts and life has adapted to the watery conditions of the lake. According to history, the village was formed in the eighteenth century as a place local people could go to escape from slave raiders. The people of the village are predominately made up of farmers and their families, with a total population of around 400-500 people.
The entire village is built on stilts and life has adapted to the watery conditions of the lake. According to history, the village was formed in the eighteenth century as a place local people could go to escape from slave raiders. The people of the village are predominately made up of farmers and th…
Jose
April 1, 2020
The village of Nzulezo (or Nzulezu) is located near the village of Beyin, roughly 90 kilometers west of Takoradi, in the Jomoro District of the Western Region of Ghana. Nzulezo overlooks the Lake Tadane, and is entirely made up of stilts and platforms. In 2000, it was nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is a major tourist attraction area. Etymology The village’s name “Nzulezo” in Nzema language, means “water surface”. According to local legend, the village was built by a group of people from Oualata, a city of the ancient Ghana Empire and in present-day Mauritania, which came about from following a snail. Construction Nzulezo was built over Lake Tadane, the settlement of Nzulezo consists of stilt-supported structures integrated seamlessly with the water-dominated natural landscape. It is not known why the village has been built over the water, the main activities of its inhabitants is agriculture, while the fishery plays a secondary role. The lake is however perceived by the local population to protect against certain risks (e.g. a fire). World Heritage Status This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on January 17, 2000, in the Cultural category. The village was nominated to become a World Heritage Site for its importance in anthropology: in addition to being one of the few ancient settlements on stilts and platforms left in the world, there is a preserved wealth of local traditions connected with the cult of the lake. Lake Tadane occurs on the banks of all religious rites, and Thursday, is a day sacred to the lake, and it is forbidden to use and work on the lake for any activity throughout the day of Thursday. In recent times the village has been opened to tourism, but with certain constraints (visitations are allowed only once a week). The village can be reached only by a canoe; the route, which crosses the rain forest, takes about an hour to 5 km away. In the village there is a church and a school. As the village is extremely isolated, Nzulezo suffers from numerous health problems, including the vast spread of malaria.
The village of Nzulezo (or Nzulezu) is located near the village of Beyin, roughly 90 kilometers west of Takoradi, in the Jomoro District of the Western Region of Ghana. Nzulezo overlooks the Lake Tadane, and is entirely made up of stilts and platforms. In 2000, it was nominated as a UNESCO World He…
Maame Koba
October 5, 2019
Nzulezu is one of Ghana’s most visited tourist attractions and a unique village in the whole of West Africa. It is in the Western Region. What makes it unique is that the whole village is on stilts and the people live on a lake. ... A boat is a luxury for them and almost every house in the village own a boat ...
Priscilla
May 9, 2021
Beautiful small village on a lake
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Nzulenzu, Western Region