Bahir Dar City Guide

Bahir Dar City Guide, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia (B)

Bahir Dar, the laid back city to the southern coast of Lake Tana is the third major city in Ethiopia and serves as a gate way to the only major lake of Ethiopia, Lake Tana and the famous Blue Nile Falls.

Bahir Dar is well connected by daily bus service from Addis Ababa and Gondar. The distance of 563 kilometers from Addis Ababa is usually covered in 9 hours and 30 minutes and the ticket for a person would cost around 340 ETB. Its recommended to book a ride with Sky bus or Selam bus.

Ethiopian Airlines operates daily scheduled flights from Addis Ababa and Lalibela. If you fly into the country on Ethiopian Airlines, the airline would offer you discounted tickets on their domestic routes.

The area around Lake Tana is the center of the city. Backpackways recommends Dib Anbessa Hotel, the oldest hotel in the city.

Start your visit from the local market. This busier part of Bahir Dar is a place where you would witness things being brought in from the nearby farms and locals buying them. Bahir Dar market has shops selling everything from clothes, bags, fruits and vegetables to livestock animals and spices. This is not a touristy place, but its a place where you can witness the daily life of the people of Bahir Dar. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bahir Dar City Guide
Guide Location: Ethiopia » Bahir Dar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sreeram Hariharan
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