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Bahirdar Blue Nile falls Lake tana monasteries
Best of Bahir Dar in One Day
In the morning travel by private boat to Ura Kidane Mehret Ethiopian Orthodox Church, located on the Zege peninsula around Lake Tana in Ethiopia. The most attractive church in the Lake Tana region founded in the 14th century although the present circular church dates from the 16th century Its interior is decorated with numerous murals painted between 100 and 250 years ago. The church has its treasury in a nearby outbuilding, which contains the richly embroidered robes of Negus Tekle Haymanot and his wife Laqetch Gegre Mehdin, as well as the crowns of Emperor Yohannes IV, Emperor Tewodros II, Negus Tekle Haymanot, and Emperor Tekle Giyorgis. then travel to see hippos at the mouth of the Blue Nile River. Keep your eyes open for the spectacular birdlife.
After lunch, travel by private van about 40 minutes to the Blue Nile Falls on the Blue Nile river known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "great smoke". It is on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are one of Ethiopia's best known tourist attractions.The falls are estimated to be between 37 and 45 meters high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season to over 400 meters wide in the rainy season. Regulation now reduces the variation. The Blue Nile Falls isolate the ecology of Lake Tana from the ecology of the rest of the Nile, and this isolation has played a role in the evolution of the endemic fauna of the