Island Monasteries and the Blue Nile Falls
Bahir Dar

Some people like to describe Bahir as the Ethiopian Riviera because of its wide streets shaded by palm trees and sweeping views across Lake Tana’s shimmering blue waters.  Visit one of many islands in the lake that are home to medieval monasteries and their elaborate, colorful murals. The Blue Nile River snakes southeast of the city toward the towering cliffs at the Blue Nile Falls.