Bahir Dar

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City:Bahir Dar
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    Top Descriptions

    Bahir Dar is firmly on the historical circuit, and on paper it’s easy to see why. The city has a prime location on the shores of Lake Tana and is within easy enough reach of the monasteries that lie farther afield. It is also not far from the impressive . Being a city also means better access to amenities, and there’s more than one passable supermarket that you can stock up at as well as semi-decent access to internet cafes and banking. There also seems to be a wider array of dining options here, though as in other locations in you really shouldn’t expect the majority of what’s on the menu to actually be in stock! Where Bahir Dar fails on the ground is that it’s just not a particularly relaxing place to be a tourist in. Aside from the lakeshore walks, the city’s close proximity to sites-of-interest means an increase in touts and hawkers, some of who can be quite conniving and persistent. The appalling condition of also means that you’ll be more likely to want to take prearranged ‘tours’, many of which are simply poorly organised, difficult to organise, and/or not great value for money. Nevertheless, being within easy overland distance of , means that you’ll no doubt come here. And you should, if nothing else but to make up your own mind about the place. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Don’t rush into agreeing to any excursions upon arrival in Bahir Dar. Touts seem to be particularly dishonest here with regards to and trips.
    If you need a break from the centre of Bahir Dar, make sure to try out or . Strolls along the lakeshore can be quite pleasant indeed.
    If you can get the Ethiopian Airlines discount, consider . It’s cheap and considerably faster than the awkward bus connection via Gashena.
     
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    The City

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:ባሕር ዳር
      Also known as:Bahar Dar, Sea Shore
       
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      Environment type:lake
      Location type:city, town, urban
       
      Religion type:Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

      What can we see or do there?

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      Animals:hippos
      Birds:marabou storks

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
      Average daily budget:ETB590

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:5 nights
      High season:September to January
      Low season:July, August

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):Amharic, English
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:251

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:11.60044, 37.38813
          Geographical feature:Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana

          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:10
          Travel time to attractions:45 minutes
          Travel time to next location:5 hours
           
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          Altitude:1,800m

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500ml
            Beer (national)500mlETB20
            Fizzy drink1 litreETB0
            Fruit juice1 litreETB75
            Gin (multinational)1 litreETB0
            Gin (national)1 litre
            Milk1 litreETB30
            Oil1 litreETB70
            Rum (multinational)1 litre
            Rum (national)1 litre
            Vodka (multinational)1 litreETB900
            Vodka (national)1 litre
            Water1 litreETB15
            Whisky (multinational)1 litreETB1,450
            Whisky (national)1 litre
            Wine1 bottleETB120
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100g
            Apples1kgETB70
            Bananas1kgETB10
            Bell pepper1kg
            Bread1 loafETB0
            Carrots1kgETB0
            Chillies1kgETB0
            Chocolate (multinational)1 barETB25
            Chocolate (national)1 barETB12
            Coconut milk1 can
            Cucumber1kg
            Eggs1 dozenETB0
            Garlic1kgETB0
            Ginger1kg
            Honey1 jarETB35
            Ice cream1 unit
            Jam1 jarETB65
            Onions1kgETB20
            Oranges1kgETB20
            Pasta1kgETB60
            Peanut butter1 jarETB30
            Peanuts100gETB15
            Potatoes1kgETB15
            Raisins100gETB28
            Rice1kgETB55
            Sandwich1 unit
            Tomatoes1kgETB25
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottleETB104
            Conditioner1 bottleETB45
            Condoms1 packETB3
            Deodorant1 canETB65
            Floss1 pack
            Hand sanitizer1 bottleETB42
            Laundry soap1 barETB15
            Razors1 pack
            Sanitary towels1 packETB19
            Shampoo1 bottleETB70
            Soap1 barETB35
            Tampons1 box
            Toilet roll1 unitETB0
            Toothpaste1 tubeETB18
            Washing powder1 boxETB75
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antiseptic cream1 tubeETB45
            Bandages1 packETB12
            Chapstick1 unitETB45
            Contact lens solution1 bottle
            Headache tablets1 packETB2
            Ibuprofen1 packETB27
            Mosquito repellent1 bottle
            Nail clippers1 setETB20
            Plasters1 packETB5
            Sun cream1 bottleETB260
            Sunglasses1 pairETB0
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-pack
            Chilli powder100gETB0
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packETB90
            Cigarettes (national)20-packETB20
            Coriander100gETB0
            Cumin100gETB0
            Fuel1 litreETB14
            Internet1 hourETB15
            Lighter1 unit
            Matches1 packETB1
            Paprika100g
            Travel multiadapter1 unitETB55
            Travel plug1 unitETB25
            Turmeric100g
            Stock1 pack

            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Breakfast (continental)ETB35
              Breakfast (cooked)ETB58
              BurgerETB57
              Cake (slice)ETB24
              CarbonaraETB53
              CerealETB48
              Crème CaramelETB51
              Curry (generic – meat)ETB120
              Curry (generic – vegetable)ETB75
              Cutlet (fish)ETB69
              Doro watETB90
              Doro fantaETB115
              Eggs (how you like)ETB41
              French friesETB31
              Fried (chicken)ETB115
              Fruit saladETB36
              Gored goredETB73
              Goulash (beef)ETB67
              Grilled (fish)ETB79
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Injera firfirETB43
              Key watETB67
              KitfoETB81
              LasagnaETB73
              Mixed grillETB100
              Noodles (meat)ETB75
              Pancake (simple)ETB41
              Pasta (meat)ETB57
              Pasta (vegetable)ETB45
              Pizza (loaded)ETB103
              Pizza (simple)ETB67
              PorridgeETB40
              Quanta firfirETB56
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Rice (meat)ETB58
              Rice (vegetable)ETB45
              Roasted (chicken)ETB106
              Roasted (lamb)ETB88
              SaladETB44
              Salad (meat)ETB45
              SandwichETB61
              ShiroETB41
              Shiro bozenaETB49
              Shiro tegaminoETB44
              Skewers (meat)ETB80
              Soup (meat)ETB48
              Soup (vegetarian)ETB43
              SteakETB81
              Stir fry (meat)ETB75
              Stroganoff (meat)ETB63
              TibsETB72
              Whole (fish)ETB95
              BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Beer (national)ETB20
              Bailey’s (shot)ETB65
              CappuccinoETB18
              CoffeeETB10
              Cognac (bottle)ETB5,000
              Cognac (shot)ETB90
              Fruit juice (fresh)ETB21
              Gin (bottle)ETB1,800
              Gin (shot)ETB48
              Hot chocolateETB15
              Malibu (bottle)ETB1,800
              Malibu (shot)ETB45
              MilkETB12
              Ouzo (shot)ETB15
              Rum (bottle)ETB1,750
              Rum (shot)ETB45
              Sambuca (shot)ETB35
              Soft drinkETB14
              TeaETB11
              Tequila (shot)ETB33
              Vodka (bottle)ETB1,750
              Vodka (shot)ETB43
              Water (2L)ETB20
              Whisky (bottle)ETB1,800
              Whisky (shot)ETB48
              Wine (bottle)ETB151
              Wine (glass)ETB58

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