Bahir Dar, Ethiopia’s third largest and perhaps most beautiful city, is located 600 kilometres north of Addis Abeba on the borders of the renowned Lake Tana. The city is home to mediaeval monasteries, attractive resorts, unique fish markets, picturesque lakes, and of course the renowned Blue Nile Falls. It serves as the seat of the regional state of Amhara. Beautiful lakefront Bahir Dar is frequently the first stop on the classic Ethiopian north circle. Most visitors stay at Bahir Dar for one or two nights, giving you plenty of opportunity to explore the city and take in the beauty. The boat cruise on Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake, is the most well-liked activity in Bahir Dar. Ethiopia’s assortment of hotels and lodges has expanded along with the country’s notoriety. While the nation is still catching up to its neighbours in East Africa, there is an expanding range of luxury and boutique lodges as well as many mid-range and low-cost options. The variety of lodging alternatives has increased significantly as Ethiopia gains greater prominence and starts to compete for the interest of discriminating and experienced safari travellers. Ethiopia still has a long way to go before it can compete with many of its neighbours in East Africa in terms of lodging, but there are now enough excellent options in all the key locations across the nation to keep you at ease.