Blue Nile Falls, Amhara Region

3.9
#5 of 40 in Parks in Ethiopia
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 Amhara Region trip builder website to arrange your visit to Blue Nile Falls and other attractions in Amhara Region.
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  • The Blue Nile, locally known as Abbay, flows 800 km in Ethiopia to meet the White Nile in Khartoum and form the great river that animates the Sudan and Egypt. It has been said that the Blue Nile contr...  more »
  • I really enjoy my visit to the Blue Nile falls, although it was dry season. Next time I will plan it in September which is after the rainy season.  more »
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  • Very nice falls, you definitely DO NOT need a guide so be firm, and do not go there by boat as the little hike provides some nice views - going there in the afternoon you’re more likely to have better water flow. Great place.
  • The most magnificent sight, but Flow diverted by hydropower project. it is necessary to modify the river to its natural condition. It is necessary to maintain the basic ecosystem
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