Imagine living in the middle of a lake? For the people of Benin’s Ganvie city, this is the daily norm.
Popularly referred to as the Venice of Africa, the lake city is a famous meeting point for fishermen, businessmen and clients.
“Almost everything that is sold in the ordinary market, is found here. The market is very active from 4 am in the morning until noon. When fishing is successful, we are doing good business,’‘ said Gisele Dossou, a trader in the market.
Ganvie is one of Benin’s tourist attraction sites with an average of 10,000 tourists visiting every year.
It has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and authorities in the country say it attracts an average of 10,000 tourists annually.