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Nzulezo Village-on-Stilts

Visitor Center, 1 Beyin Road, Beyin, Ghana
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Beyin
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Not really what I expected in my mind. We went during the week, was very quiet. Have heard about bad experiences from people going on the weekends getting hassled to buy things or donate money. Great boat ride to reach the village, through coastal swampland.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I as the only non Ghanian on the boat and the guide didn't bother to speak English, we had to paddle our self but two Ghanaians just refused. Boat ride was nice, the village was horrible. People ain't nice, chief sits down and only ask for money for the school. Everyone was watching tv , the kids acted like they... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lots of rubbish i the water around the place, I drew a contrast between the place and what they have in maldives. I went there soly to give away my well kept used clothes, shoes and socks to the young ones and would like to carrying on supporting children there especially those in school or without parents.

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Alberta
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this tourist experience. The drive out from Takoradi was very long and uncomfortable as the roads are not great. They are doing work on the roads so hopefully it will eventually be an easier trip. The canoe ride out to the village was interesting and our guide was friendly and chatted with us along the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is worth the 45 minutes by canoe that it takes to get there from the village of Beyin. You get to see a community with a totally different approach to life. I wouldn't be tempted to stay in their guest house though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The journey to the Western Region was rough, but everything that awaited us was magical! It was very easy to secure a canoe ride. Our guide was very amiable but did not speak English well enough for a dialogue. The 45-minute canoe ride was phenomenal. I really enjoyed viewing the tropical foliage as we moved onto Amanzule Lake. The village... More

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Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The canoe ride to the Nzulezo Village on Stilts is beautiful and serene. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable, providing us with wonderful insight about the area and its culture. Because we visited during the dry season, we had to drive and walk awhile before getting on the canoe. We then paddled down a narrow stream and into the... More

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I'm sorry, but I'm a bit baffled that no one mentioned the amount of waste at Nzulezu. I was shocked by it. The garbage is thrown in the lake, where the children bathe and from where they catch their fish. I wonder if that is the same fish served in the kitchen, I for sure didn't eat there... It is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It's a cool place and nothing like anything else i saw in Ghana. We decided to stay there over night. It was a bit strange since there is absolutely nothing to do once you've seen the village (which they charge you for). If you want to spend the night i recommend you to bring some snacks. There are of course... More

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Sergy, Rhone-Alpes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Loved the boat trip out to Nzulezo - silently gliding through marshes, peaceful, birds to watch out for, wild scenery close by as you get further onto the lake. The village itself is fascinating though inevitably a little distressing as you realise that in essence as tourists we seemed to be gawking a little at the residents' life style... I... More

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