Nzulezu is an Nzema word meaning "on top of water" The people in the village are said to have migrated from the Walata, a city in ancient Ghana Empire from the earliest of the Westerm Sudanese States. The lake on which the village is located is Tadane located in the Jomoro District near the border of Cote d'Ivoire in the western region of Ghana.
According to tradition, ancestors of the village were brought to their present place under the guide of a snail and it was built on stilts. The village is believed to be over four hundred years (400 years). The village is about seven to eight hours journey from Accra thus about (311km).
Upon arrival you will board a canoe to the site. And you will be guided by a tour guide to the village at a fee. In recent times the village has been opened to tourism, but with certain constraints (visitations are allowed only once a week).
The village can be reached only by a canoe; the route, which crosses the rain forest, takes about an hour to 5 km away. In the village there is a church and a school. As the village is extremely isolated, Nzulezo suffers from numerous health problems, including the vast spread of malaria.
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