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Benin

Ganvie: The “Venice of Africa”

6 August, 2014 2 Comments

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At the unique floating village of Ganvie in Benin, you will witness the villagers do all their daily activities like shopping, working, transporting, and socializing from their small wooden canoes (pirogues). You will experience children waving from their houses build on stilts over the lake. It is amazing to know that over 20.000 people live here on water several miles from the nearest shoreline.

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