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Lake Tana

Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahar Dar 1338, Ethiopia
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Boat trip

Excellent monasteries People are friendly Good food on the lake with restaurants with view Music... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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If in Gondar province, lake Tana is the place to go.

The lake and the very much holiday-like atmosphere around it - with hotels, bars, restaurants... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Berlin, Germany
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Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahar Dar 1338, Ethiopia

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent monasteries People are friendly Good food on the lake with restaurants with view Music was nice Saint George beer is a must try Really enjoyed it

Thank FrancoisPG
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The lake and the very much holiday-like atmosphere around it - with hotels, bars, restaurants (great fresh fish) and clubs - gives even a business trip a good vibe.

Thank DvdB
Reviewed 16 May 2017

As said, I am always in for a boat ride. Visited multiple islands with small village, nice old churches and jungle-like nature. Had a great day.

Thank Joost d
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Visiting the monasteries on the lake is awsome, those places are amazing, it's quite fun to get in and out of the boat....3 to 5 monasteries are enough, you have to pay 100 birrs to enter each time, and to tip (50 birrs) the guide.

Thank Camille S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A relaxing cruise on this quiet lake in the late afternoon and pay a visit or two to the quaint monastries on the little islands on the lake then round up the trip to its outket Estuaries to spot a few Hippopotamus and birds as...More

2  Thank Eric L
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I and my school friends made the historical route tour, with organization of our school Lion Ethiopia College; our stay in Bahir Dar was nice especially in the Lake Tana Boot trip.

1  Thank LalibelaCrossTours
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I observed hippos and moved across the lake to visit the peninsula across the pond. My guide, Teme, was professional and knowledgeable. I had a wonderful time. Lake Tana can be romantic and is certainly memorable.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I and my wife made the northern tour' with the organization of Temesgan. the trip included the main places: Axum ' Lalibela' Simein national park' Gondar and Bahar daar we had 4 internal flights' and every place a guide and driver waited for us. the...More

1  Thank azimouth
Reviewed 18 March 2017

So much to do here, something for every one, nature, wildlife. Something for all - families, young and old. Hippos, Fisher Eagles, Pelicans, Cormorants. Loads of history - Monasteries Locals people. Fascinating.

1  Thank Tina M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Take a short boat ride (1hour) across to some of the islands and visit some of the monasteries. The art work is breathtaking and really worth a visit. The churches are still active as well. Make this something you do in Bahir Dar!

Thank livinglifetothefull1
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Michael M
29 March 2017|
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Response from Tina M | Reviewed this property |
We paid around £80 There were three of us on the tour That was for the boat trip Guide Monastery tour with museum Upto the Start of the Nile to see the hippos And Eagles Hope that's helpful
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