Boat Tour on Lake Tana

5 hr

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Tour Overview

Bahir Dar is the jumping-off point for visits to the spectacular scenic and historic attractions of Lake Tana and which the biggest lake in Ethiopia- Ethiopia's giant inland sea. It’s registered in UNESCO’s biosphere reserved areas list in May 2015. In their funerary texts, the Pharaohs referred to it as "Lake Karou of the Country of the Happy." In the middle Ages, churches sought refuge on the islands of Lake Tana and due...
Tour Overview

Bahir Dar is the jumping-off point for visits to the spectacular scenic and historic attractions of Lake Tana and which the biggest lake in Ethiopia- Ethiopia's giant inland sea. It’s registered in UNESCO’s biosphere reserved areas list in May 2015. In their funerary texts, the Pharaohs referred to it as "Lake Karou of the Country of the Happy." In the middle Ages, churches sought refuge on the islands of Lake Tana and due in part to the difficult access are to this day rich in Ethiopian illuminated manuscripts, religious paintings and other treasures. Lake Tana is the source and from where the famed Blue Nile starts its long journey to Khartoum, and then feeds into Mediterranean Sea.  
• 2 hours boat reed
• 20-30 minutes’ walk through coffee plantation and evergreen forests.
• Visit two historical monasteries
• Picnic lunch
• Shopping
• Watching wetland birds and hippos
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia

Half Day Boat Tour Itinerary

After breakfast our guide or representative will meet you at your hotel in Bahir Dar and then walk together to the harbor. From here the boat will take you to fishery mark the place where you can see various birds and along the way you will see Tankwa (a vessel boat made of syrups papyrus plant) with fishermen and continue to the outlet of the Blue Nile river to see hippopotamus and birds, soon after drive to Zeghe peninsula and visit 14th c Azwa Mariam monastery. From here you will experience forest hike between Azwa Mariam and Ura Kidane Mihiret for 2-30 minutes hike through coffee plantation and indigenous trees. Along the way you will have lunch break under the trees and...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia

Half Day Boat Tour Itinerary

After breakfast our guide or representative will meet you at your hotel in Bahir Dar and then walk together to the harbor. From here the boat will take you to fishery mark the place where you can see various birds and along the way you will see Tankwa (a vessel boat made of syrups papyrus plant) with fishermen and continue to the outlet of the Blue Nile river to see hippopotamus and birds, soon after drive to Zeghe peninsula and visit 14th c Azwa Mariam monastery. From here you will experience forest hike between Azwa Mariam and Ura Kidane Mihiret for 2-30 minutes hike through coffee plantation and indigenous trees. Along the way you will have lunch break under the trees and coffee testing at one of locals house. After you visit Ura Kidane Mihiret monastery the boat will pick you up at the local port and drive you back to Bahir Dar.

Duration: 5 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Tana
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Picnic lunch
  • Local taxes
  • Boat transportation
  • 1L Bottled water each
Not Included
  • All accommodations
  • Flights and
  • Tips. Do not give tips unless you're happy about the service we delivered to you
  • Dinners.
Departure Point
Lake Tana ferry boat authority and launch - Mango Menafesha.
9:00 AM
Return Details
Lake Tana ferry boat authority and launch - Mango Menafesha.
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Equipment you need to bring:
  • Appropriate trekking shoes
  • sun glass
  • sun blocker
  • Topper, scarf for woman to cover your hair while you visit the church. Note; traditionally weaved white scarf is much recommended and locals including priests are happy when woman ware/cover their hair while visiting inside the church.
  • No need scarf for men
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.