Blue Nile Falls, Amhara Region

#6 of 40 in Parks in Ethiopia
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Marvel at the force of the river at Blue Nile Falls, accessible via a 1.5 km (1 mi) footpath leading through a traditional village. The entire 0.8 km (0.5 mi) wide river plunges from a 45 m (150 ft) basalt ridge, sending out a spray of droplets known as the "great smoke." Lush vegetation around the water supports numerous birds, like the blue-breasted bee-eater and yellow-fronted parrot. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Ethiopia, the area buzzes with locals selling tea from calabash gourds, snacks, and handicrafts. Cross the oldest stone bridge in the country, built in 1626 in the vicinity of the falls. Use our Bahir Dar trip builder website to arrange your visit to Blue Nile Falls and other attractions in Bahir Dar.
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  • My wife and I organised this ourselves with the local guide that pitched us on the street and we negotiated what we felt was a very good price- we had an absolutely lovely time- it took about one...  more »
  • We had a good walk to the falls and although it was quite hard going it was really worth as the waterfall is quite spectacular.  more »
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  • Beautiful falls and the walk from entrance to the hanging bridge was worth it.

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