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Lake Tana Ethiopia

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Great White Pelican in Lake Tana EthiopiaThe Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia, situated north of the beautiful town of Bahir Dar is the source from where the famous Blue Nile starts its long journey to Khartoum, and on to the Mediterranean.

The 37 islands that are scattered about the surface of the lake, some 20 of these shelter churches and monasteries of immense historical and cultural interest; decorated with beautiful paintings and housing innumerable treasures.

The Blue Nile FallsAlong the lakeshore bird life, both local and migratory visitors, make the site an ideal place for birdwatchers.

The whole of the lake Tana region and the Blue Nile gorge host a wide variety of birds both endemic and migratory visitors.

The variety of habitats, from rocky crags to riverside forests and important wetlands, ensure that many other different species should be spotted.
 

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