Welcome to Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar, with its wide avenues of palms and scenic lakeside location,
is one of Ethiopia's most attractive towns. Located on the southern shore
of Lake Tana, it is an ideal base from which to explore the lake and
surrounding area, which includes the blue nile falls. Once no more than
a sleepy fishing village it has grown in size during recent times and
palm-lined avenues and lakeside vistas make it an attractive place to stay.
There are good amenities for travellers and the town itself has become an
important industrial centre partly as a result of the hydro-electric dam
built at nearby Tis Abay.