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Blue Nile Falls

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
+251 91 876 8616
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Worthwhile but go in/after the wet season

In the late dry season the waterfall is impressive, but nothing spectacular (though there aren't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hillboy29
Would certainly recommend as activity in the Bahir Dar area

The road to get there is already part of the experience, but outside the rain season it's a bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SanderJanneke
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  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
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+251 91 876 8616
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"rainy season"
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"dry season"
in 28 reviews
"suspension bridge"
in 17 reviews
"blue nile"
in 26 reviews
"nice walk"
in 8 reviews
"bahir dar"
in 34 reviews
"water flow"
in 5 reviews
"across the river"
in 5 reviews
"unpaved road"
in 4 reviews
"min walk"
in 4 reviews
"bus station"
in 3 reviews
"a short boat ride"
in 5 reviews
"local guide"
in 9 reviews
"low water"
in 3 reviews
"about half an hour"
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"tuk tuk"
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"the main road"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In the late dry season the waterfall is impressive, but nothing spectacular (though there aren't many crowds). Still, it's a nice walk and the drive is a good way to experience rural Ethiopian life (if you don't mind the dust and bumpy road), and there...More

Thank Hillboy29
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The road to get there is already part of the experience, but outside the rain season it's a bit less impressive. The locals there are a bit more 'pushy' than in other area's, so prepare yourself to say no a lot. There is a new...More

Thank SanderJanneke
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waterfall isn't almost worth its name, but if you talk the longer walk over the Portuguese bridge and return by boat over the Nile, it's worth the dusty trip from Bahir-Dar.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice but not as impressive as in wet season time... There are locals who take your hand and help getting down. If you don’t want their help, state it immediately.

Thank Shlomitgr
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is a pleasant hike (or walk, if you like) that takes maybe an hour or so through pastoral scenes. In April, the fall has less water, but it was still very beautiful. On the way you pass an old Portuguese bridge, you meet villagers,...More

1  Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

It was difficult to get there but when we managed. In town we discussed with the local guide that would like to do the loop, we started our 3 hour journey. Believe me it was difficult because they only want to do it one way....More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

A great excursion. I arranged at hotel to give a microbus to bring at Blue Nile falls. The falls was not so spectacular as the road until then. After 10km asphalt road in construction came 20 km of unpaved road trough some villages. Is a...More

Thank Daniel968
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

After a nice ride to the area, a boat ride across a stream, it is a wonderful short hike through some country side to the falls, which are very beautiful and wonderful I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get off the beaten path

Thank Todd J
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Whether you go by bus or have a driver the road to Tis Isat the village closest to the Falls you will be well shaken and if not quick enough to shut the windows smothered in dust. Watch out for the irrigation channels and the...More

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The falls are 30 km from Bahir Dar near the village of Tissisat. There are regular buses going there from the Bahir Dar bus station (15 Birr one way). The last bus back from Tissisat to Bahir Dar leaves around 6:30 PM. I cycled to...More

4  Thank Robert937
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Marc S
7 January 2018|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
The journey is about an hour but can vary in time dependant on what vehicle and the road conditions. allow for 1hr 30 worst case scenario. the shared mini bus mentioned by Addis Advisor is an exclusive rate for Blue Nile... More
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Marc S
7 January 2018|
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Response from YaredD22 | Reviewed this property |
Based on you choice and the situations on the ground it may take from 30 minutes to more than an hour. It depends on the transport option you prefer. Are you going to walk part of the distance, use a boat, or would you like... More
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