BAHIR DAR- meaning ‘sea shore’- close to LAKE TANA and only 30km afar from TIS ISAT -smoking water- the spectacular BLUE NILE FALLS is a must tourist destination in the north of Ethiopia. From here there is easy access to this great attractions of the country.
A pleasant climate comes on top and lets you feel like being in the tropics.
Bahir Dar is the capital of the district Amhara. has a huge weekly market and is home to a
university and colleges.
Lake Tana, Africa’s highest and Ethiopia’s biggest lake is the source of the famous Blue Nile and holds 50% of the country’s fresh water.
20 partly still active churches and monasteries on it’s 30 islands, built during the Middle Ages, are a tourist highlight of Ethiopia- having guarded their magnificent cultural treasures,a rt and paintings over many centuries.
Most conveniently approachable by boat from the Port of Bahir Dar, on the southern side of the lake, there are quite many which are not accessible for women.
The lake is situated at the footsteps of the Simiens Mountains, home to numerous wetland birds, such as the great white pelican and famous as important resting and feeding ground for many other birds.
Tana is also well known as a rich fish-ground and plays an important role in the local communities’ culture and religion.