Tours to Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar sits on the shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia's biggest lake. It is typically the first stop outside of Addis along the historic north circuit.
Most people spend just a day or two in Bahir Dar before continuing their journey. The main attractions here are the boat trips out across Lake Tana, and an afternoon excursion to the magnificent Blue Nile Falls.
There are many islands on Lake Tana, and these islands are home to ancient monasteries and churches built centuries ago. Beyond the monasteries, a trip across the lake is a great chance to spot the wildlife around the park, including huge groups of Great White Pelicans, as well as hippos and reptiles.
A short drive from Bahir Dar is the Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia's most famous waterfall. It you are visiting between June and October, the waterfall will be running at its full force and the surrounding countryside will be verdant as the flowers are in full bloom following the rainy season.
Bahir Dar has a decent selection of accommodation options, with the lakeside Kuriftu Resort being the best available in the town.
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Fusing history, culture, landscapes and wildlife along a perfectly paced circuit, this trip is a synthesis of the very best experiences on offer in Ethiopia’s northern highlands. Explorations of the ancient cities Axum, Gondar, Bahir Dar and Lalibela are broken…
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Blue Nile Falls
Known locally as ‘Tis Abay’ meaning ‘Great Smoke’, the Blue Nile Falls are a testimony to Ethiopia’s natural beauty. The Blue Nile Falls are the most dramatic falls …
Often the first stop along Ethiopia's northern circuit, the lakeside town of Bahir Dar is your launchpad onto Lake Tana. Flamingos and hippos roam these waters, and ancient …
Kuriftu is fast becoming the biggest and most popular boutique lodging chain in Ethiopia. There are currently lodges in Bahir Dar, Bishoftu, and Adama, and each have their own …