Blue Nile Falls

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Waterfall(s):Blue Nile Falls
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The Waterfall(s)

What should we know?

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Environment type:forest, hill, river, waterfall
Location type:rural, village

What can we see or do there?

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adultETB50

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:1 hour 20 minutes
 
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High season:July to September
Low season:March to April

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

How can we get there?

Coordinates:11.49053, 37.58856
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Geographical feature:Blue Nile river
 
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The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

Blue Nile Falls is situated just outisde the rural town/village of Tis Abay. To find out the details of arriving here by bus, see the page.

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Height:45m
Width:up to 400m

Top Descriptions

Though it’s not the easiest waterfall in the world to get to, the Blue Nile Falls is certainly one of the most impressive ones in this region. A rickety bus journey ride will take you out here, or you can hire a private driver and remove some of the stress and hassle. Either way, you’ll probably need a guide on arrival as there are no signs on the network of local tracks that criss-cross this beautiful scenery.
 
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Top Tips

While the rainy season is the most spectacular time to visit (and the dry season notoriously disappointing), do expect the road into Tis Abay and the trails to the waterfall to be muddy and worn out.
As there are no signs to the waterfall and a good few hawkers about, you might want to consider hiring a guide from the ticket office for ETB90.
While the more budget-conscious traveller might prefer to risk the , others might be better off taking one of the tours offered in .
 
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