BAHIR DAR: is located on the southern shores of Lake Tana from where excursions by boat can be made to the lake's islands and peninsulas and to the "Tissisat Falls", (the most spectacular waterfalls of the country).
The fascinating Blue Nile Falls are situated 35 km southeast of Bahar-Dar. The Blue Nile draws its strength from the large reservoir, Lake Tana. Set at 1,830 in. above sea level.
The lake includes more than 30 islands and peninsulas, most of which shield ancient monasteries, decorated with wonderful wall paintings from the 12th to the 20th century. Among its multitude of monasteries, some can only be visited by men.