Explore Ethiopia's tourist town, Bahir Dar. This town is famous as it acts as a connection channel between The Blue Nile River and Lake Tana. Its roads are paved with coconut trees by the sides, giving you a holiday feeling. Take a road trip around Bahir Dar and enjoy its natural, cultural and historical attractions. Make sure to enjoy a boat tour too.
International tourists can access Bahir Dar by plane through the Bahar Dar Ginbot Haya International Airport. Local tourists can access Bahir Dar via bus from Addis or Gondar. Getting around this town is quite easy, seeing as there are three wheel rickshaws in every corner. You can visit Bahir Dar any time of the year.
Visit Bahir Dar and go explore the Blue Nile Falls which are located about 35 km from Addis Ababa. The scenic falls offers you an opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. Calm yourself with the sound of the falls as they drizzle on the rocks; perfect weekend destination for people living in Addis.
You can also visit the source of the Blue Nile, the Tis Abay waterfall. Tis Abay is a perfect place for bird enthusisiats as it boasts a large population of birds.
Since Bahir Dar is located on the southern shore of Lake Tana, tourists can enjoy boat rides and fishing at the lake. Lake Tana's islands also hosts one of the oldest curches and monasteries. Take a trip down the history of the Orthodox Ethiopians in these churches.