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Ganvie Village

Ganvie, Benin

A lake village in Benin, Africa, Ganvie is situated in Lake Nokoué, close to Cotonou. With a population of nearly 20,000 people, it is possibly the biggest lake village in Africa and as such is very famous among the travelers.

Using the shallow waters and islands of Lake Nokoue a shelter, the Ganvie villagers are frequently mentioned to as “watermen. Actually based on agriculture, the village’s key industries other than tourism are today fishing and fish producing.

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