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The Blue Nile Falls

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

The Nile River is the longest in Africa and its two tributaries are the White Nile and the Blue Nile.The Blue Nile begins in Ethiopia and along its course you’ll find the   Blue Nile Falls – a spot to rival Niagara.About 90 minutes from Bahar Dar the scenery here is truly breath-taking. Locally known as Tis Abbay, or ‘great smoke,’ the falls are 37 and 45 meters high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season and about 400 meters wide season during the rainy season.

It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "great smoke". It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana.

Just downstream from the falls you’ll find Ethiopia’s first stone bridge, built in the 17th century.

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