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Blue Nile Falls

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Please just take yourself there - you do not need to go with a tour company. I got on a bus to Tis Abby at the bus station (15 birr) - be careful that some unscrupulous person doesn't try to make a deal with the...More

5  Thank cape2wn2cairo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 31, 2014

Let me say that my criticism of the Blue Nile Falls has nothing to do with the reduced flow of the waterfalls. While this is disappointing, the scenery is still spectacular. Camping above the falls with its gentle hum and crystal clear stars was a...More

2  Thank Barrett_Nash
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All reviews dry season rainy season blue nile bahir dar nice walk suspension bridge water level bus station unpaved road a short boat ride local guide lake tana small boat across the river min walk flow portuguese
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best experiences ever. The owner's daughter...i call her coffee bean,and other manager Daniel made our stay feel like we were at home. Very very attentive. The rooms were emmaculate. The cultural decor of the rooms were beautidul. Right on the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The blue nile falls is 30 km from Bahirdar city. You will come across variety of views: the blue nile valley, the blue nile fall (Tisisat), range of mountains, an ancient bridge made of stone, mud and egg (reportdly). Test you strength to walk up...More

Thank Asrade
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From main road where our coach stopped walking for about half a mile then a boat ride to cross the river, walk for over a mile over meadows curious onlookers cows and goats birds in bushes , yellow flowers blooming over meadows , grasslands, narrow...More

Thank Tapan B
Reviewed October 9, 2018

From our hotel in Bahir Dar we took a bajaj to Adisu bus station (the new bus station) and from there rode with the local bus to Tis Abay which is the town next to the falls. The bus costs 15 Birr and apart from...More

1  Thank Inbal G
Reviewed October 6, 2018

It take a full hour and a half to get here from Bahir Dar, but by chance I found a campsite literally right next to the falls!! There were also huts as well! The falls themselves were impressive in the rainy season, but given the...More

Thank edwardc27
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The falls are great after the rainy season and definitely worth a visit if you have half a day. I recommend a proper 4x4 with a driver on the way to the village from where you start. We took a boat over the river and...More

1  Thank LPekkala
Reviewed September 30, 2018

...a 1h bustrip to the falls with 30km rough ride on nature road. a 1/2h hike over and a rope bridge which is spectacular to walk over. We enjoyed it, got super dirty and where harassed by local kids to sell us s. th. End...More

Thank FOL-1003
Reviewed September 23, 2018

we were lucky to see this nice fall in the rainy season it was just amazing. if you are in Ethiopia don't miss this place even in a dry season because it has got nice landscapes around.

Thank Rosa m
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Be prepared for a bumpy ride to the falls., but definitely worth the trip. There is a guide that offers a lot of information. We went during the rainy season & although reduced capacity, you get to see the falls in its splendor. Advice: wear...More

Thank bongiwek3
Reviewed August 14, 2018

If you are in Ethiopia don't miss this place! I've been there with 2 friends in the end of April and didn't regret it. To get there is a bit tricky, you need to keep in mind that local bus goes from the new bus...More

1  Thank Юлия В
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Marc S
January 7, 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
Marc S
January 7, 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