Top of the list of must-visit tourist destinations in Ethiopia is the Blue Nile Falls. The waterfall, also called Tis Abay, which translates to “big smoke,” cascades from a height of about 42 meters and erupts in mist clouds as it crashes to the surface. a striking sight. One of the two tributaries that make up the River Nile, Africa’s longest river, is the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia, 18.6 miles (30 km) from Bahir Dar, and travels north through Egypt before meeting the White Nile and eventually emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. Fertile land from the Ethiopian highlands is eroded during the summer monsoons and transported by the Blue Nile as silt. The name “Blue Nile” comes from the resulting gloomy appearance that is almost completely black. The White Nile’s light grey tone, which is coloured by light-colored clay sediment, stands in stark contrast to this hue. The town of Bahir Dar, which is also well worth exploring, serves as the starting point for a trip to the Blue Nile Falls. Bahir Dar offers a fascinating look into the nation’s rich religious and cultural heritage since it is home to an astounding 37 monasteries that date back to the 16th and 17th century. To get to the village of Tis-Isat, where the ticket office is, it takes around 30 minutes by vehicle or bus. Visitors can also pay for a tour to show them the journey to the falls and provide information about the area’s history if they so choose. The first route uses a fortified bridge constructed by Portuguese explorers in the 17th century. It was the first bridge to cross the river and is still in use today. The path then descends steeply and passes via hamlets and villages. This route, which offers stunning views, is a fantastic choice for photography enthusiasts.