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Flights to Bahir Dar

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Bahir Dar is a port city in northern Ethiopia situated on the southern shore of Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia. The city serves as the capital of the Amhara Region. Bahir Dar is known for its proximity to the Blue Nile Falls, which is reachable by boat. The city is also a starting point for exploring the monasteries on Lake Tana's many islands, including the Ura Kidane Mihret monastery, known for its colourful murals. The weather in Bahir Dar is generally warm and sunny with a mild climate, however, the rainy season is from June to September.

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Airports near Bahir Dar

You have choices when it comes to reaching Bahir Dar. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Bahir Dar.

Bahir Dar Airport

This is the closest airport to Bahir Dar and is located within the city itself. It is a commercial passenger airport with domestic flights connecting to other cities in Ethiopia.


Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

If you are travelling from an international destination, you will most likely arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. It is the main international airport in Ethiopia and is located in the capital city, Addis Ababa. From here, you can take a domestic flight or drive to Bahir Dar, which is approximately 560 kilometres away.


Gondar Airport

Gondar Airport is another option for travellers heading to Bahir Dar. It is located in the city of Gondar, which is about 180 kilometres north of Bahir Dar. From Gondar, you can either take a connecting flight or drive to Bahir Dar.


Lalibela Airport

Lalibela Airport is located in the town of Lalibela, which is approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Bahir Dar. If you are interested in visiting the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, you can fly into Lalibela Airport and then take a connecting flight or drive to Bahir Dar.

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Things to do in Bahir Dar

With a wealth of sights to see in Bahir Dar, here are our top 3:

Lake Tana

Ethiopia's largest lake, Lake Tana, is the source of the Blue Nile. You can take a boat trip on the lake to visit the numerous islands that dot the water. These islands are home to ancient monasteries, some dating back to the 14th century. The monasteries are known for their beautiful frescoes and religious artefacts.

Blue Nile Falls

Also known as Tis Abay, the Blue Nile Falls are the closest rivals to Victoria Falls in Africa. The falls are located about 35 kilometres from Bahir Dar. The falls are most impressive during the rainy season (June to September) when the river is full. During this time, the falls can reach up to 45 meters high.

Monasteries of Lake Tana

The islands of Lake Tana are home to several historic monasteries, some dating back to the 14th century. These monasteries are known for their beautiful frescoes and religious artefacts. Some of the most popular monasteries to visit include Ura Kidane Mihret on the Zege Peninsula and the Gee Monastery on Dek Island.

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