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Lake Tana

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Address: Bahar Dar 1338, Ethiopia
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the best lake i visited

I and my wife made the northern tour' with the organization of Temesgan. the trip included the main places: Axum ' Lalibela' Simein national park' Gondar and Bahar daar we had 4... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
azimouth
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Beer, United Kingdom

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Beer, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I and my wife made the northern tour' with the organization of Temesgan. the trip included the main places: Axum ' Lalibela' Simein national park' Gondar and Bahar daar we had 4 internal flights' and every place a guide and driver waited for us. the hotels were super also the guiding which have been very professional . Teme also made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to do here, something for every one, nature, wildlife. Something for all - families, young and old. Hippos, Fisher Eagles, Pelicans, Cormorants. Loads of history - Monasteries Locals people. Fascinating.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a short boat ride (1hour) across to some of the islands and visit some of the monasteries. The art work is breathtaking and really worth a visit. The churches are still active as well. Make this something you do in Bahir Dar!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was good and the lake nice and calm. Ideal conditions as we were on the boat for about six hours with a couple of stops on the way to see some interesting churches. Sailed for three hours passing various islands and stopped to see the 18th century church of Narga Salassie which is one of the most beautifully... More 

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Thank Jackie H
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Tana, Ethiopia's biggest, and the source of the longest river on the globe, is a great place to learn about Ethiopia's unique and beautiful church wall paintings dating back to the 16th Century AD. If you have at least half a day in Bahir Dar, take a boat for about 45 minutes ride and visit the old, beautiful and... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very calming and peaceful thing to do, sitting in a boat for a hour to reach the Zege peninsular with the monasteries, watching the fishermen in their papyrus boats and the many birds. We saw pelicans on the water and flying, martins skudding across the water for insects, gulls, terns, spur winged plover, cormorants, wagtails and the... More 

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Warwickshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk though the forest was lovely and 2 small children helped us avoid the main path and took us though their village which was lovely but a rough walk so no flip flops! Monestry was good and we then a to try the local beer with the locals in a hut seemed rude to say no but it may... More 

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Thank Kimlet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good to see local life - people fishing etc and living on the tiny islands. Don't miss one or more of the monasteries on the islands

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Modiin, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spent a lovely half day taking a boat ride on the lake to the Zhege peninsula, visiting the Church and walking through the beautiful tree lined path with monkey walking overhead in the trees. The Church was very pretty with all the beautiful wall paintings. WE were disappointed not to see hippos in the water, but were rewarded with... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lake Tana is a normal lake, nothing remarkable or unforgettable. We did enjoy the boat ride and were able to see lots of pelicans, some hippos and the traditional papyrus fishing boats. Upon arrival at the peninsula, to see the church, we saw several interesting birds, a few monkeys and the local vendors selling their wares.

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