Blue Nile Falls, Amhara Region

#5 of 39 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 Bahir Dar trip builder website to arrange your visit to Blue Nile Falls and other attractions in Bahir Dar.
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  • A few things to know that would have been helpful: -you must pay for a guide. and it is encouraged to tip -wear sturdy shoes. you will be walking 30+min each way to get to the falls. -the falls...  more »
  • I was taken to the end of the track then walked to a small ferry boat and taken to where the track commenced to the falls. The walk was not easy if one has trouble walking as it was very muddy and...  more »
  • The falls are a real highlight during the raining season. The whole trip to get there is an adventure. You see how the locals live and walk through the primary forest. It’s very muddy, so bring proper shoes.
  • It's beautiful water falls to Visit
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