Bahir Dar

Ethiopia

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Bahir Dar & Lake Tana

The city of Bahir Dar sits on the southern shores of Lake Tana, in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region. It is an attractive, hospitable city that serves as a base for visiting a number of attractions in the surrounding region, most notably the Blue Nile Falls and Lake Tana.

History, culture and festivals in Ethiopia

My very competent young guides were enthusiastic, forthcoming, resourceful, and patient with my many questions

Mr Daniell

Featured itineraries

Ethiopia's Historic Route

Discover Axum, Lalibela, Lake Tana, Bahir Dar and Gondar on this guided 10-day tour of Ethiopia's Historic Route. This sightseeing programme can also be extended to include walking in the Simien & Bale Mountains, remote Tigray, or the Rift Valley Lakes.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from £2770 pp

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Ethiopia's Historic Route (with Tigray and Simiens)

This 2-week itinerary offers a comprehensive overview of Ethiopia's Historic Route - including Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Lake Tana and Addis Ababa - as well as remote Tigray and the Simien Mountains.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from £3095 pp

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Accommodation

Abay Minch Lodge

Abay Minch is a comfortable garden lodge set in the centre of Bahir Dar, close to the monasteries of Lake Tana.

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Blue Nile Resort Hotel (Avanti)

The Blue Nile Resort(also known as Avanti Hotel & Resort) is a comfortable resort hotel situated on the shore of Lake Tana, in Bahir Dar.

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Jacaranda Hotel

Jacaranda Hotel is a smart, 3-star city hotel situated in Bahir Dar, within easy reach of Lake Tana.

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Kuriftu Lodge

Kuriftu Lodge occupies a prime location on the shores of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, where it enjoys cool off-shore breezes all year-round, as well as stunning lake views.

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Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Etosha

Everyone had time for us whether it was in a bank or a restaurant and that is very humbling.

Charles and Wendy