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    Bahir Dar

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    Loved the new modern hotels and the monasteries

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    Blue Nile Falls

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    Trekkers and adventurers will delight in the majestic scenes of wilderness unfolding along the walk and boat crossing en route to ‘Tis Abay’ in Amharic. Several streams filter over dramatic boulders, providing a much-needed refreshing spray. Neighbouring the falls, Ethiopia’s first stone bridge dating back to the 16th Century makes a daring crossing. Look out for a hauntingly beautiful boy, ...

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    Lake Tana Cruise

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    Slicing through placid still waters of a seemingly infinite lake, chug chugging by motorboat, feels remarkably pacifying. The vital lake is the source of the Blue Nile, which primarily feeds the River Nile. Be startled to see a papyrus canoe with solo fisherman, rowing hours from land. Lake Tana houses endemic fishlife, impressive roster of birdlife and hidden 16th Century ...

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    Lake Tana 12th Century island monasteries

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    30+ islands dotted on Lake Tana house ancient embellished and adorned monasteries and churches, filled with original paintings, frescoes and murals. Their location was thought to protect them from Muslim invaders. Ura Kidane Mihiret is the most famous, revealing precious religious relics in a stunning light. Azoa Mariam features the most vivid paintings depicting the evolution of faith over time. ...

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