Saturday, September 27, 2014


Unique floating village on the lake Nuku of Benin is located in the south-western part, and there is in this format already about five centuries. Most likely, it is the largest settlement on the water in Africa.

The number of water village Ganve is about 20 thousand people. If you look closely at the map, you can see the entire village to the top of the photo taken by satellite.


Founded the village of Tofino tribe, which found in the lake his protection from the potential slavery. Later, in the village there were representatives of other tribes. All homes, shops, eateries and other necessary facilities, built on wooden stilts and rise above the water. There's even a floating market. 's main income of local residents - the tourist industry and fisheries. In some houses, there is little livestock. Ganve very popular among tourists.


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