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Address: 1 Beyin Road, Beyin, Ghana
Phone Number: +233 24 115 2811
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nzulezo is a village built entirely on stilts on Lake Amansuri. It is...

Nzulezo is a village built entirely on stilts on Lake Amansuri. It is constructed out of wood and raffia with one central walkway and to dozen houses on either side. The only way to get there is to travel 5km on the lake in a local canoe. The most striking feature thet catches the eye at nzulezo are the wooden accommodation facilities hanging some five feet above the lake level. Visitors to the village are welcomed by the chief of the village.

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It is not really floating

I thought it is gonna be completely inside the water. But actually it is half way there. Anyhow it was fun but doesn't worth traveling for more than 2 hours for it as you will... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I thought it is gonna be completely inside the water. But actually it is half way there. Anyhow it was fun but doesn't worth traveling for more than 2 hours for it as you will set in uncomfortable boat for 45 mins to get there and 45 mins for the way back

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Definitely worth a visit at least once. Take the dugout and paddle and forget using an outboard motor. Enjoy the tranquility of moving slowly along the narrow waterways that open out into larger lakes. The trip around the village takes about 30 minutes, a meeting with the chief that ends in a donation to the school... and paddle back about... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Friends and I drive up from Accra for the 59th Independence Day Celebrations. Long bumpy drive but worth the trip. The people are loving and accommodating. Only draw backs were they charge non nationals a higher rate and the was a surprise additional fee for the motor boat p, once we made the trek to the dock side... all in... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Great roads leading there I must say and the 45mins canoe ride to the village itself it's truly the whole experience. It's beautiful, it's scary and get ready for epic pictures. It's so cool to see from the oldest the the youngest riding solo in their canoes. The first site of the village is so exciting. To be honest there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Nzulezo is a highlight of any trip to Ghana and should not be missed for anything. However, it is very hard to get to and time should be taken to plan accordingly. We arrived in Beyin in the evening and spent the night there before taking a day trip to Nzulezo the next day. I would recommend that rather than... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Whilst we paddled to the village one could see the jungle from a totally new perspective, very interesting, great tour guide. The tour through the village was a bit short and the chief was not very interested. Stay in the Beyin Beach resort! Directly at the beach for 30 cedis per person per night. Kind staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Really welcoming community and a very interesting set up. We reccommend taking donations of pens/paper etc for the school as we definitely wished we had been able to donate more practical things than money.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Although I can understand many of the negative comments from other reviewers I very much enjoyed my visit to Nzulezo. The canoe ride through the wetlands and lake was spectacular! Our guide was good - he gave us enough of the history and culture to be informative without boring us. Walking through Nzulezo gives you a sense of the challenges... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

The wetlands are beautiful but the village itself needs attention and upkeep. The locals are not very tourist friendly maybe it would not be a bad idea to go by the village rather than through it but overall worth the visit. Make sure to stop by Cafe Puerto at beyin port definelty made our trip worthwhile!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Although it is interesting to se a village in top of the water I think hearing about it was much more interesting than seeing it. The calm canoe ride to the village was the best part of the trip. We thought the extra charge for foreigners was exaggerated and you need to leave donations when you get there also. The... More 

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