Lake Tana & Bahir Dar


Details of Lake Tana & Bahir Dar

From the city of Bahir Dar, intrepid explorers can take a boat and head out to explore the thirty seven islands which dot the lake. Havens for 13th and 14th century churches and monasteries, these holy sites are filled with ancient manuscripts and artifacts that UNESCO has identified as worth preserving.

The area is also a hotspot for biodiversity, especially birdlife, rendering the area a UNESCO proclaimed biosphere reserve.


Short Overview

The source of the Blue Nile, Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia.

Let us plan your dream
African trip!

What vaccines do you need ahead of your safari adventure? We highlight the vaccines and medications you should look into ahead of your trip to Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, or Tanzania.
Zanzibar is one of those special exotic places that has everything you could want in a luxury getaway. It is world-famous as a tropical island paradise, and people come from all over to witness its natural beauty and unwind with the fresh Indian Ocean breeze blowing through their hair. Even...
Tanzania is a huge country, almost every inch of which is filled with breathtaking nature and unique sights. From Mount Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti National Park to the gorgeous coastline - Tanzania is known worldwide for many of its natural wonders. This beautiful country is also home to an incredible...
Some exciting news! We would like to share with you an achievement that we are sincerely proud of: We once again made Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice! This means that we - Shadows Of Africa - are in the top 10% of attractions worldwide on the biggest travel site on the internet...
Have you seen Netflix’s Our Great National Parks series yet? Are you feeling inspired by the episode featuring Kenya’s incredible Tsavo? The biggest national park in Kenya hosts an amazing variety of animals, plants, and adventure! The new Netflix documentary series, narrated by none other than former American president Barack...