Ganvie, Benin

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.
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Ganvie on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin, is the largest lake village in Africa with a population of around 30,000.

Ganvie on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin, is the largest lake village in Africa with a population of around

Drummers establish the beat at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

Drummers establish the beat at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

Villagers from Ganvie on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin, ride toward Abomey Calavi on the mainland.

Villagers from Ganvie on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin, ride toward Abomey Calavi on the mainland.

A voodoo dancer twirls his cape at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

A voodoo dancer twirls his cape at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

Tofinu children paddle a load of firewood through Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

Tofinu children paddle a load of firewood through Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

The floating market at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

The floating market at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

Sailing canoes ply Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

Sailing canoes ply Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

A woman with a canoe load of pineapples sets out at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

A woman with a canoe load of pineapples sets out at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin.

Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin, is famous for its waterways winding among bamboo houses on teak stilts.

Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue near Cotonou, Benin, is famous for its waterways winding among bamboo houses on teak stilts.

A voodoo dancer poses at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue, near Cotonou, Benin.

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