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Lake Tana

Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 0000, Ethiopia
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Monastry of Mandaba in Lake Tana

Their church is called Medhane Alem Church. It is a round church with a thatched roof. The present... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bernabasdestaw
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
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If you are in Bahir Dar, you have to do a lake tour. boats are plentiful and cheap. Apart from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jaral1202158
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Brisbane, Australia
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Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 0000, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Their church is called Medhane Alem Church. It is a round church with a thatched roof. The present building was reconstructed a short time ago. It is said that the monastery was founded by Amda Seyon's son, Aba Asai,a prince who abdicated and became a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Bahir Dar, you have to do a lake tour. boats are plentiful and cheap. Apart from the cenery, there are islands, churches and monastries. It is also the start of the Blue Nile and for that reason alone it is worth...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

A very humbling experience, yes Blue Nile is blue in color and the water was quite calm, I sighted an hippo during the tour, it added the spark to the visit.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Lake Tana is the spring of Blue Nile which become the longest river on Earth, Nile, after conjunction with White Nile in Khartoum, Sudan. Is a huge lake about 60 km wide and 96 km long. We can say that is a holy lake because...More

1  Thank Daniel968
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A great boating trip for visiting historical sites Nice and relaxing boat ride with lots of good information The view was very good as we went from island to island

Thank Todd J
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

It's big, clear of debris, has a hippo or two, some islands and a few birds. A hired boat will get you to the Zegie peninsula and into where the Blue Nile begins. Visually its not that great but reflecting on the old explorers' struggles...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I like Bahir-Dar, and all the places it offers for tourist as well as anybody who wants to visit Bahir Dar.

Thank nov1173
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

It is a huge lake (84 kilometers long and 66 kilometers wide), though never deeper than 15 meters. Seven rivers flow into the lake, while only the Blue Nile flows out, joining the White Nile at Khartoum (Sudan) to form the Nile as we all...More

1  Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Spent two days in Bahir Dar. Had a very interesting boat excursion on Lake Tana with a very good guide by the name of Gelagay Bayih. He is very aquainted with the lake as the boat is his. His English is very good and is...More

2  Thank Zvishahar51
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

So the good stuff first ; nice morning boat ride over to Zege Peninsula, good walk from one monastery to the other, good bird life and we saw antelope and Hippo at the Underwhelming source of the Nile. BUT The bad bit, our “authorised guide”...More

Thank Brett M
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nluckybell
8 November 2017|
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Response from rami s | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Sorry for the late reply. I was out of mordern technology.i did the trip my self because I was on a project in Tana. But depends on what you like to do, I could help with the pricing.
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Michael M
30 March 2017|
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Response from Ana B | Reviewed this property |
For the boat ( sharing with other people) we pay 250 birrs two weeks ago.
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cate89
13 September 2015|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I stayed at the Homland hotel. It was great. We went during June which is the beginning of the rainy season and end of tourist season so it may have been cheaper. We booked through Jovago (online booking... More
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