About Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar is the capital of the Amhara regional state located 555 km north of the capital Addis Ababa. Bahir Dar is Ethiopia's third-largest and most picturesque city, situated on the edges of the famous Lake Tana, the country's largest lake. It is a well-maintained, visitor-friendly location that offers affordable accommodation, fantastic restaurants, historic monasteries, gorgeous lakefront hotels, fascinating fish markets, picturesque lakes, and, of course, the famous Blue Nile Falls.
Bahir Dar is a lovely lakeside town well known by its palm trees and is frequently the first stop on Ethiopia's traditional north circuit. Most visitors stay in Bahir Dar for a night or two, allowing them enough time to explore the city and take in the beauty.
The boat excursion out on Lake Tana, is the most popular activity to do in Bahir Dar. Several islands dot Lake Tana, and ancient monasteries with magnificent frescoes and wall paintings may be found there.
The Blue Nile Fall is located just outside of town. The fall is the largest on the Nile River system and is most impressive during the rainy season from June to September.
The Best Places to Visit and Things to Do in Bahir Dar
The Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana, and some local cultural activities and sites to explore are just a few of the top things of interest Bahir Dar has to offer travelers
The Falls of the Blue Nile
During the wet season, the jaw-dropping waterfall is a 400-meter-wide cascade known locally as 'Tis Islat' (meaning 'big smoke'). Though it gushes water all year, it does so less frequently during the rainy season. The falls have isolated Lake Tana's environment from the rest of the Nile, which has aided in the evolution of the region's species.