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Lake Tana, Bahir Dar

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Experience pristine nature and traditional lifestyle as you learn about Ethiopian Christian heritage at Lake Tana, the largest lake in the country. Source of the Blue Nile and an important Christian center in the 13th-15th century, the lake area features about 20 shelter churches with impressive murals. Standing at 1,830 m (6,000 ft) on a basalt plateau, the lake has a unique ecosystem with endemic barbs and stone loaches, molluscs and freshwater sponges, as well as the African softshell turtle. Bird-watchers can spot great white pelicans and African darters. Gaze at the papyrus fishing boats bobbing on the water, visit a thatched hut village, and enjoy a meal of freshwater fish. Put Lake Tana and other Bahir Dar attractions into our Bahir Dar vacation builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Relaxing boat ride from Bahir Dar to Zege peninsula. Hippos and white pelicans at the Blue Nile. Just enjoy life.  more »
  • Lake Tana is a huge lake whose appeal is in the stock within an island of it of two beautiful churches- monastery and to a lesser degree is that there are a few hippos.
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