Bahir Dar, Ethiopia is a small town set on the south – eastern shore of Lake Tana, where local fishermen still use papyrus boats, and just 30 km away, you can experience the enduring might of Tissisat Falls, sometimes called the Blue Nile Falls. Here the Blue Nile creates ” Smoking Water” an awe-inspiring sight as it plunges into the gorge below.
There are secluded Island monasteries on Lake Tana with ecclesiastical treasures hinting at a mysterious past. These include Dek Stephanos with its priceless collections of icons, and the remains of several medieval emperors, and Kebran Gabriel and Ura Kidane Mehret with its famous frescoes. The colourful local market at Bahir Dar is renowned for its weavers and wood workers.