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Bahir Dar

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Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana. A pleasant climate, lush vegetation, and picturesque lakeside make trips to Bahar Dar popular with both local and foreign travelers. Boating on the lake, dotted with remote island monasteries, and trips to the scenic Blue Nile waterfalls are staples of a Bahar Dar itinerary, while the city itself features vibrant marketplaces, handicraft shops, and a series of cafes, bars, and restaurants, often with captivating lakefront views. Bahir Dar is in Amhara Region. Use our Ethiopia online road trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to Bahir Dar and other destinations.
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Where to stay in Bahir Dar

Choose from a number of hotels for your stay in Bahar Dar, with most lodgings situated near or on the lakeside and boasting scenic waterfront views. For the budget-conscious, a couple of guesthouses and pensions offer basic but comfortable accommodations. Several lakefront resorts and centrally located three-star hotels boast high-end or mid-range rooms, often with free Wi-Fi and restaurant service included.
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