Nzulezu

Nzulezu - Located 90 Km west away from Takoradi, about a two-hour drive away from the pristine beaches of Busua, Nzulezu is a remote stilt village and is a world-renowned tourist destination. Not to mention the fact that, Nzulezu village was also nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and tourists from around the globe come here to enjoy the breathtaking views, delicious cuisines, balmy weather, the easy-going atmosphere among many others. In addition, there are simply so many opportunities to take beautiful images in Nzulezu. Built over Lake Tadane, the name of the village Nzulezu translates to Surface Water as per Nzema Language. While it's not known why the village is built over water, the legend of the village is that the guarding spirit of Nzulezu village, a snail, traveled to lead the people of Oualata, a city of ancient Ghana Empire, to this place for establishing a home. As per the history of Nzulezu, the village was established in the eighteenth century and was a place where natives would hide from slave traders. Furthermore, if you wish to stay in Nzulezu, you can find numerous hotels and resorts such as Beyin Beach Resort, Karela Hotel and Resort etc. When visiting the Village, make sure you take the time to do hiking in Nzulezu and visit other local attractions like the childhood house of Kwame Nkrumah, Ankasa Nature Reserve, Fort Apollonia among many other tourist destinations. One of the major highlights of visiting Nzulezu is certainly to get there, due to the fact that you can only reach the village by renting a canoe, which will be available from the village of Beyin. Not to mention, the route, which crosses the rain forest, narrow, lush channels, open plains and finally the wide expanse of Amansuri Lake is truly a sight that you have to see to believe.

Considering the fact that the Nzulezu Village is built beside a beautiful lagoon that offers breathtaking scenery and is far from the hustle and bustle of daily Ghanaian life, its natural beauty can only be described as enchanting, giving first-time visitors as well as repeaters a sense of wonder that is hard to shake off.