The Scenic Views In Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar is one of the most important cities in Ethiopia, and one tourist destination famous for its Blue Nile Falls. There are other sites to see in Bahir Dar, if you choose to travel to this African city, as well as some outdoor activities you can engage in.

Not far from the city, you will find the Blue Nile Falls. The water from the falls is used nowadays to feed a power dam, but what remains still provides for some really stunning views. While these falls are smaller than the ones you can admire at Niagara, you can still enjoy the landscape. You can get to the falls by bus that will take you to the Tis Abay village. From there, you have to walk for about half an hour to reach the falls. If you want to avoid any nuisances about the bus rides to the village and from the village back to the city, you can always book a tour through your hotel. It is quite a common practice among the locals to try to convince you to book an incredibly expensive taxi ride, instead of waiting for the next bus, so be aware of this particular aspect.

The city is located on the shoreline of beautiful Lake Tana, from where the Blue Nile drags its waters. The lake is populated by little islands on which you can see some very old churches and ancient monasteries. Boat tours are organized daily and you can book one if you want to see the churches on these little islands. If you want, you can hire a boat on your own and go on your own tour. Be aware that women are not allowed entrance into some of the old monasteries. The Ethiopian Orthodox religious places have their own set of conduct, so you need to get a bit informed on the local customs before embarking on your tour.

The city used to be nothing more than a Jesuit settlement, erected here during the 16th-17th centuries. You can still see traces of the old human settlement all over the city. One palace, belonging to Emperor Haile Selassie, can still be seen, right outside Bahir Dar. If you choose to visit it, you will get the exquisite opportunity to enjoy some scenic views of the Lake Tana and Blue Nile from this picturesque construction.

If you want to visit the Blue Nile, you can embark on a boat trip. The scenery is very beautiful and, if you are lucky, you may even be able to spot a hippo.

There are not many things to do inside the town, but you can visit the local market, famous for its colors and mixed blend of cultural influences or you can spend some time in one of the music clubs in the city. Cycling is another activity you may like to try, as it seems almost anybody rides a bicycle in Bahir Dar. A full busy day in Dar es Salaam Tanzania (Africa)

How life look like in Dar es Salaam on a busy sunny day. here I share some shots and activities of my last day in Dar es Salaam. but Picture abi baqi ha mere dost. we have some more videos on Dar es Salaam and then we’ll move to Zambia in South Africa.

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