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.
Blue Nile Falls reviews
I thought this was a great experience. It is down a 20 kilometer bumpy road. But, when I was there in December of 2020 the government was working on the road to smooth it out. Over all the falls... more »
We visited just after rainy season, so the falls were at their fullest. First there is the ordeal - I jest, but only slightly - of being followed by begging children the entire way. Moneymoneymoney... more »
This is my memory on BlueNile falls
Beautiful falls and the walk from entrance to the hanging bridge was worth it.
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