Experience pristine nature and traditional lifestyle as you learn about Ethiopian Christian heritage at Lake Tana, the largest lake in the country. Source of the Blue Nile and an important Christian center in the 13th-15th century, the lake area features about 20 shelter churches with impressive murals. Standing at 1,830 m (6,000 ft) on a basalt plateau, the lake has a unique ecosystem with endemic barbs and stone loaches, molluscs and freshwater sponges, as well as the African softshell turtle. Bird-watchers can spot great white pelicans and African darters. Gaze at the papyrus fishing boats bobbing on the water, visit a thatched hut village, and enjoy a meal of freshwater fish. Put Lake Tana and other Bahir Dar attractions into our Bahir Dar vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
Lake Tana reviews
The best rooms ever in Bahirdar. The Guest house has fast free wifi, Balcony and Terrace that you can get great view to the Lake Tana. more »
We started the day by taking a boat trip over to the peninsula to see monasteries. After that, we then crossed to the corner where the source of the Blue Nile is, hoping to see crocodiles and hippos..... more »
Greatest gift of God
I loved my time here. It was interesting to meet people who had history of Christianity in Ethiopia. It was more interesting to see the Lake with Colleagues.
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