The word Nzulezu means “surface of water” in the Nzema language. Close to the boarder of Cote d’Ivoire is a village that is unique in all of Ghana. A spectacular scenery of 400 years old village built on stilts in Lake Tadane, which is home to hundreds of people in the Western Region.
Oral history has it that, the inhabitants of this village migrated from a town called Walata, a city in Ancient Ghana Empire that existed between the 300 to 1200s BC. According to tradition, ancestors of the village were brought to their present place by a snail.
The serene ambiance of the surrounding landscape, coupled with the general activities of life on stilts points to a dynamic relationship between man and nature. The village can be accessed through a dugout motorized canoe trip from the near -by town Beyin to Nzulezu, passing through a pristine series of marshes, swamp forest (the largest stand left in Ghana) and open pools rich with wildlife, including crocodiles, egret, heron and kingfishers. This natural area has been designated as an Important Bird Area based on criteria from Birdlife International.
Enjoy the adventure as you go on this journey through the largest inland swamp forest in Ghana, unto the wide expanse of Amansuri Lake. Walk on the “main streets” of the village with buildings constructed on both sides right on top of the lake.