Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar; Lake Tana & Blue Nile Falls

Lake Tana is a wonderful place to visit and it is difficult not be touched by this unusual body of water.  Unlike other big lakes in Ethiopia it is in the highlands, not the Rift Valley.  The whole mood of this huge natural reservoir is different – even the birds.  The lake also holds a special place in the hearts of Ethiopian Christians, as a last bastion of their faith in times of invasion and occupation.  When Axum was taken by Muslim forces in the 16th century, it is said that the Ark of the Covenant was brought to a Lake Tana monastery for safekeeping.

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