Lake Tana
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Yotor Adventurer
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
It’s my home and always have a visit every week inviting my friends. And love taking bunches of pictures. If you have any thing that you want to do please feel free to send me a message.
Written 7 April 2024
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Garson L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I and my families had a fantastic experience with Ethio Backpacker Tours. we travel by boat to Lake Tana. The guide was familiar with the area! It was an amazing experience, we visited three monasteries which are very ancient and historical. the paintings on the wall represent the Bible. We needed to visit Blue Nile Waterfall but according to our short schedule, we couldn't go there and the next day we drove to Gonder. many thanks to Gashaw and the entire team for their excellent services. If anyone needs to contact them here is the contact Whatsapp +251918086033
Written 5 December 2023
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dannyboyblue33
Scotland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I can not recommend Birhanu boat rent/tours enough. I have gone with him twice in December 2022 and February 2021. Both trips were excellent. His boat is in excellent condition, he is an excellent boatman.

He is courteous, professional, perfect English and highly knowledgeable and also with a laid back pleasant personality, a really nice relaxing approach. No hard sell - and very reasonable and honest.

We toured islands and the peninsula - amazing monasteries, went to see hippos and other wildlife. Just wonderful, Birhanu is happy to answer any question you may have. I did a couple of hours tour and the half day tour, but you can also do a full day. He will discuss with you options and you can choose.

He can also connect you with excellent professional guides.

After calling him, he came to meet me at the hotel lobby, was always punctual and had parked his boat near by, so just a short stroll to the boat.

I really can not recommend Birhanu highly enough - call him on +251 (0) 918000441 you will have a wonderful time.
Written 4 January 2023
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yasmin l
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time in Lake Tana . we visit 3 main Monasteries and waterfalls . The staff were super friendly, very knowledgeable about the sites, and we felt very safe throughout the trip.
We book our tours with Ethio Tours . Local Travel Agent recommended for Northen Ethiopia . +251911534834 ethioholidays@gmail.com
Melese and Birhanu were our Guide and Capitan , they are extremely experienced, genuine and funny. They made sure we are safe in our Boat tours and create great vibes for us . I feel lucky to Book with them .
Highly recommended !
Written 17 August 2022
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Tour33033786207
England, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
My family and I had a fantastic experience with EthioTours . Had a fantastic morning tour on lake Tana . Beautiful sunrise and a fantastic breakfast. The guide was really knowledgeable about all the animals we saw and explained about the fishermen and what they were doing. Saw plenty of hippos too! It was an amazing experience, we visited three beautiful islands . We would like to thank Melese for showing us all unique areas and sharing the stories .WA : +251918768616 . Private tour was absolute best way to relax and see the beauty of the Keys. They are working hard to adhere to the latest Government health advice for boat operators and passengers. Highly recommended !
Written 17 March 2021
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Selam Guesthouse Bahirdar
Amhara Region, Ethiopia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Do not go back before you visit lake Tana around if you are here for visit. The lake Highlands monasteries are very old starting from the 12 centuries , Hippocampus, groups of many bird species, outlet of one of the largest river Blue Nile.
Written 15 March 2021
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Selam Guesthouse Bahirdar
Amhara Region, Ethiopia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Business
The best rooms ever in Bahirdar.
The Guest house has fast free wifi, Balcony and Terrace that you can get great view to the Lake Tana.
Written 12 November 2020
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snowythepyro
London, UK0 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We started the day by taking a boat trip over to the peninsula to see monasteries. After that, we then crossed to the corner where the source of the Blue Nile is, hoping to see crocodiles and hippos. Unfortunately they were all hiding - we were in the heat of the sun, after all - but we did see plenty of birds, including partially tame pelicans who were fed by a boatman. That was an experience! We later saw hippos at the source from our truck as we were crossing the bridge in the evening. It's just lovely being out on the lake.
Written 30 October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
There are some birdlife and also hippos on/in the lake. One can also see fishermen fishing on the late but the best part is watching the sunset while on the lake.
Written 22 October 2020
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Jojo
Always moving...23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I spent the morning exploring the lake with a group of people. I found my boat trip through Miki Belay. You can reach him on +251 918 017 446. He is very friendly and made sure I was safe and that I got a good price and not an inflated one, thanks Miki! The morning consisted of exploring the lake, seeing some hippos and visiting 2 monasteries. Getting a local guide for all the monasteries is not necessary, but I would recommend getting at least one so that you get a good idea of what it's all about :) All in all, a great morning.
Written 22 March 2020
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