Blue Nile Falls
Blue Nile Falls
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adewale a
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Blue Nile Falls locally called Tis Abay which means smokey- Abay. Abay is the local name for 'Nile'. Beautiful to visit during the raining season when the water volume is high.
Written 29 June 2023
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Reza Sattarzadeh
Muscat, Oman2,221 contributions
Nov 2022
The is truly an incredible experience to visit this place in Northern Ethiopia. You have to arrange a tour from Bahir Dar, which can be done as a day trip. From the village of Tissisat you have to get a tour guide to take you on a track which is not very long. After about half an hour, you get to the falls. If you are lucky and hydroplant is not restricting the flow of the water, you will get an amazing scene in the falls with the water gushing down the 45 meter high edge down and continuing its way.

You can either go the same way you came from or take the longer track. I took the longer loop and it was amazing. You get very good views of the falls from the top hill and you will also get the chance to cross from one of the oldest bridges ever built over the Nile by the Portuguese.
Written 29 December 2022
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sabisatour
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We heard that the dam is open and the amount of water is such amazing. I really want to say thank you the Guide Dessalegn he very polite and professional to organise the trip you can meet him by self phone +25169047193 Dessalegn
Written 28 December 2022
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Daniel
San Francisco, CA45 contributions
Dec 2020
I thought this was a great experience. It is down a 20 kilometer bumpy road. But, when I was there in December of 2020 the government was working on the road to smooth it out. Over all the falls where quite spectacular. And the adventure of getting to them is half the experience. I booked my tour with a gentlemen who I met down by the docks who booked my tour to the islands and the falls at the same time. He was great and he gave me a good price. His name was Abebaw (+251 0936606632). Once I got to the falls I was met by Mitiku (+251 91 874 2994) who is the local guide that takes you from the road to the falls. We took what was considered to be the shorter route in which you take a boat across the river and walk around to the falls from the back side. It was a short little hike that just about anyone could do unless you have a severe disability. And it was a really beautiful hike through the Ethiopian countryside. Once at the falls we spent about an hour just hanging out and taking in the beauty of the falls. Then we made the hike back. The whole time Mitiku talked to me about the area and the local population. Overall I think this is a great experience that should not be missed.
Written 31 December 2020
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snowythepyro
London, UK0 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited just after rainy season, so the falls were at their fullest. First there is the ordeal - I jest, but only slightly - of being followed by begging children the entire way. Moneymoneymoney, not even "will you buy this craft item"...a sign that tourism is beginning to overwhelm the traditional Ethiopian ways of life.
However, do not let that spoil your enjoyment of one of the world's natural wonders. First, there is the 300-year-old Portuguese Bridge, very pretty indeed. Then the slow climb up the hill to your first sight down onto the Falls, truly astonishing. Next, the path takes you round to the foot of the Falls themselves. Considering that they are only 50% of what they were thanks to the hydroelectric power station they are still quite a sight, especially after rainy season. Finally, a suspension bridge over the river to the other side and a walk along the top of the gorge to a landing stage, where a boat does shuttle runs to the other bank, back to the village. It's something pretty special, that's for sure.
Written 30 October 2020
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Ato Dawit
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia310 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
It was perfect season coupled with high rain. The Tis Ababa is special and spectacular place in Ethiopia and in Africa.
Written 27 October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Did a pretty easy and nice hike in order to get to the fall. There's quite a lot of water and hence got sprayed when we got close to it. There is also a suspension pretty long bridge in the area which is good for a photo stop.
Written 22 October 2020
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Gerard O
Weymouth, UK713 contributions
Feb 2020
My wife and I organised this ourselves with the local guide that pitched us on the street and we negotiated what we felt was a very good price-
we had an absolutely lovely time-
it took about one hour to drive their and we had a private minibus all to ourselves-
we picked up a guide when we arrived and went for the 5 km walk all around the falls over both the Portuguese Bridge and the rickety suspension bridge-
stopping for coffee and beer at the other side-
our guide and tour operator were very good and not pushy and helpful with their explanation of the history and surrounding area-

Schools themselves were lovely and if it hadn't been for the fact that something like 80% of the water had been diverted for hydroelectric purposes they would have been even more spectacular.

However, they were still beautiful, and atmospheric with very few tourists there, a beautiful walk, lovely weather spectacular sites all in all a wonderful day
Written 26 February 2020
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DJM1945
Montrose, UK1,939 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a good walk to the falls and although it was quite hard going it was really worth as the waterfall is quite spectacular.
Written 3 February 2020
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Marion H
1 contribution
Nov 2019
just loved it there to seat on a rock in the back the sound of the waterfall. A memorable trip i will always rembember
Written 24 January 2020
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