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Yes, the 45 m 400 metre wide falls would have been impressive if the dam had not been built or if it was at the end of the rainy season. Known locally as Tis Abay (Smoke of the Nile).
Across the stone Agam Dildi / Portuguese Bridge built c1620 under Emperor Susenyos and it was a short 30 minute most leisurely walk to the main viewpoint. To …
Then checked in at the Summerland Hotel. I was lucky, or was it unlucky as they had no lift so it was walk up five flights of steps to the top floor with my bag. What would have been a great water view from the top floor looking over Lake Tana, the Amhara Development Building stood in front of me blocking the outlook.
Lunch was across the …
Leaving the big city, we flew north a few hundred miles into the highlands of Ethiopia, to Bahr Dar, on Lake Tana. Lake Tana is the biggest lake in the country and it is the source of the Blue Nile, which winds south and then west into Sudan, where it meets the White Nile in Khartoum.
After checking into our hotel we met our drivers and headed out to see the ...
Addis Ababa to Bahir Da
We were up early, 4 am for our 5am start, this was going to try everyone, no breakfast, no lunch, only stops would be for a pee break, it was estimated we should arrive in Bahir Dar about 8 pm
As was expected everyone got on the truck and went back to sleep, our 3 new comers jumped up on the beach and took it over, I had my usual spot, and just settled down
It wasn't until 10am we had our first stop, and we had to ask ...
Bahir Dar is at the southern end of Lake Tana. The lake has one outlet, the Blue Nile. The lake is often considered to be the source of the Blue Nile although in fact it must be one of the hundreds of rivers which run into the lake.
The Blue Nile leaves the southern end of the lake slowly, then falls precipitately over a 43 metre cliff in the Blue Nile Falls. This must have been a thrilling sight ...